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    Skewer size for 2005 Trek 520 ?

    Dear Cyclists,

    I'd like to replace my quick release skewers on my trek 520 with something more secure, now that I am commuting on it.

    Please advise: can I use road skewers, or MTB skewers?

    Thank you for your help!

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    If it has the Deore LX hubs you need MTB skewers.

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    My initial reply was going to be 135mm Now I am thinking 130mm. You really need to measure the skewers you have now. Whats up with your current ones that they don't feel secure to use?

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    This is just a passing note on this. Halo has some sort of "locking skewers" that are a little hard to find. But, some are available in longer lengths.
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    An allen wrench skewer 100/135 set works for me..
    Adding security thru a little bit of inconvenience.

    even if 130 wheel 5mm is insignificant, just a skosh may stick out one side.
    saw it shorter, or use the extra length, for the hitch mount, to tow a trailer
    Last edited by fietsbob; 09-03-12 at 12:07 AM.

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