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Old 06-30-08, 02:23 PM
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Skewer Spacing Question

I just received a set of skewers I bought on eBay. The seller indicated in his listing that they would fit a 130 mm rear hub. I just took them out of the package and measured them. The inside distance between the end pieces without regard to the springs is 110 mm on the front and 143 mm on the rear. Does that sound like the right size for a 130mm rear hub and for a standard front hub? Thanks for any info!
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Old 06-30-08, 02:27 PM
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Short of running out and measuring mine, it sounds about right. 13mm
is about what most of my skewers stick out on the nut side on various
bikes.
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Maybe I need to be more clear on my measurement. Said a different way, on the rear skewer, from the inside of the clamping side piece to the very end of the threads on the nut side is almost 160mm. On the front skewer, from the inside of the clamping piece to the very end of the threads is about 128mm. Does that make more sense?
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Why don't you just install them on your wheels and see?
The rear may be a tad longer to accomodate mountain bike wheels, which in that case you may have to grind off the excess threading at the end.

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Why don't you just install them on your wheels and see?
+1 Seriously.
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Add 11MM to your OLD for the drop out thickness of both sides. Your skewer will need to clamp down on that dimension.
IOW, 130MM hub + 11MM means the skewer will have to clamp 141MM.
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