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Old 09-11-08, 07:29 PM
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Quick Release won't stay closed

Whenever I tighten my quick release on my front wheel, it instantly snaps open once I take my hand off it. No matter how tight I get it, it just opens itself up that much quicker.

I've searched for some solutions but found none. Does anyone have any ideas on what I can try?
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Old 09-11-08, 07:37 PM
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A new skewer = $4.
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I can't imagine that happening or what would cause that, but operator's solution seems prudent since that is not something to be messed with due to safety concerns.

Take a pic if you really really want to fix it since it is probably something that needs to be seen to be fixed.
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You've probably got it set too tight and as a result it isn't closing far enough. QR skewers are pretty basic and other than busting something that is obvious there's pretty much nothing to go wrong mechaincally..... which brings us back to the operator...... sorry...

It won't lock unless you can turn it a full 90 degrees and a few more besides.

Loosen it so it's easy to close right over and hit things that it should not hit. If a fork leg is in the way or something else that won't let you get to a full honest 90 degrees and even a little more than turn the handle until there's nothing in the way. Once you've got it working OK this way then open it and increase the tension by screwing in the nut on the other side about 1/8 turn at a time until it takes a healthy grunt and a little soreness in your had to close it the full 90+ degrees to where it locks.
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