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Skewer springs - what good are they?

Old 05-11-04, 09:44 AM
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Skewer springs - what good are they?

Do the skewer springs do anything? When I transport my bike I remove the skewers from the front wheel so I can easily get the wheel in a bag. I have lost one and am getting ready to throw away the other.
All I can see they do is keep the end caps pushed away so it might be a bit easier to insert the wheel back in the fork.
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Old 05-11-04, 10:00 AM
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They provides hours of amusement whilst you crawl about on hands and knees searching for em.

They are the little toes of the bicycle world.

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Originally Posted by tlippy
Do the skewer springs do anything? When I transport my bike I remove the skewers from the front wheel so I can easily get the wheel in a bag. I have lost one and am getting ready to throw away the other.
All I can see they do is keep the end caps pushed away so it might be a bit easier to insert the wheel back in the fork.
Keeps the skewer centered in the axle for easier wheel insertion.
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Ahh...no wonder why my kryptonite skewers pissed me off so much...I was havving horrible rear wheel alignment issues for some time..then i found the right angle to cock the wheel while closing the skewer...I just thought the kryptonites might have been slightly askew....guess I just had to use springs
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