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Quick Release Skewer - Open but tight?

Old 03-18-11, 11:44 AM
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Quick Release Skewer - Open but tight?

I've got a problem. The wheel on my front fork has a QR skewer that looks like its been tightened normally, except it's as loose as it gets (the lever is the other way round, and if I try pull it away from the fork, it gets even tighter). It's still stuck though. Before I resort to violence is there any way I could solve this?

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Old 03-18-11, 12:12 PM
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Sounds like it has been tightened like a wingnut instead of used as a cam lever...
You could try holding the nut side and turning the lever around in an 'unscrewing' motion and see if that frees it up.

I'm guessing you only recently obtained this bike.
 
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Yes, today actually! I'll try that, I just didn't want to do anything before hearing some educated guesses.

I'll go see if it works, and report back soon.
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Old 03-18-11, 12:56 PM
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Yep, I've undone the QR. It seems the previous owner just screwed it on.

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