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Old 06-28-10, 03:35 AM   #1
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Bob Yak Skewers

I recently purchased a very lightly used bob yak off of a nice lady on craig's list. the frame looks like it was never used, and came with the liner bag. the only problem I had was that the skewer that she had with it was a mountain bike skewer as far as I could tell. she bought it separate and in the picture it had a dude on a mountain bike towing the bob. I dont know how much a new skewer will cost, probably 20 to 30 dollars. but I was really just thinking of cutting a quarter inch off of one of the ends because thats all the slack that I really need to make it fit on my road bike.

Would any of you suggest doing this? I'm talking just cutting off a tiny bit to make the quick release fit. I've check it out when trying to fit the skewer on my junker commuter it just needs to be shortened a tiny but and could probably still be used on a mountain bike.
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Old 06-28-10, 04:27 AM   #2
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as long as there's enough thread to clamp everything in place you'll be fine
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There's more then enough thread to hack off the few mm needed. I did 7mm on two skewers, there's plenty of thread left still, more than I can thread through the nut.
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When you buy one new they are full length and you have to cut them down for you particular bike. So yes, cut whatever you need to.
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BOB Skewer

Alternately, you can usually add spacers, which will keep the BOB nuts properly spaced for the trailer.
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When you buy one new they are full length and you have to cut them down for you particular bike. So yes, cut whatever you need to.
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That's what you're supposed to do with the new ones.
From their site:
"BOB QR may require length adjustment prior to installation. These steps are explained in the trailer and Quick Release manuals".
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Old 07-07-10, 10:45 PM   #7
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cut it down, that's what they recommend. The instructions included tell you how to best cut it down without buggering up the threads, but it's really not that hard.
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