Old 02-19-11, 10:20 AM
Retro Grouch 
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Originally Posted by Barrettscv View Post
I don’t like old-school horizontal drop-outs and the skewers are not up to the task of holding the axle in place. I’ll fix that, and the winter bike will be trustworthy again... ... I hope.
What kind of skewers because there's a huge difference? The best ones are genuine Shimano or Campy - the ones that have the mechanism hidden. They clamp a lot more tightly than most of the other ones that have a visible cam.

I have some hyper expensive titanium Flip Offs on my recumbent but I wouldn't trust them on a bike with horizontal dropouts. I'd much prefer basic Shimano quick releases for that.
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