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Mismatched hubs: do you match the qr skewers?

Old 03-25-21, 09:59 PM
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Mismatched hubs: do you match the qr skewers?

Thinking about picking up a mismatched wheelset from my local co-op to reinvigorate my commuter. The hubs are from different decades, and are sold without the qr skewers. I'm curious as to how other CVers approach this; match the skewers to their respective hub, or match the skewers to each other? What's your reasoning? Just a fun thought experiment.
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Not an issue. I wouldn't use the mismatched wheelset.
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Not quite the same, but I had a set of DA hubs but only one DA skewer (the bike came this way). It drove me crazy to have mis-matched skewers. So now they are matching Campy skewers on Dura Ace hubs. For some reason that doesn’t bother me as much.
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No matching when buying a mismatch. Go all out and proudly ride the whole mismatched set.
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Commuter? Ditch the Q/Rs and get security locks. They might not work all that well depending on your area, but at least you've solved the skewer conundrum.

However, you'll have to mis-match your brake calipers if you do this though. And your levers.

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Commuter exemption. Anything goes.
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Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
Commuter? Ditch the Q/Rs and get security locks. They might not work all that well depending on your area, but at least you've solved the skewer conundrum.

However, you'll have to mis-match your brake calipers if you do this though. And your levers.

...and bar tape.

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Yeah, that's my first thought too. QR levers on a commuter? You won't have wheels for very long, mismatched or no.
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The wheels picked up for the De Rosa were matched except two different Campagnolo skewers. I think the rear one was matched to the hub but a bit scratched up. My solution was to buy yet another another set. I still have the others but after looking at the details of the design, a new set matching the original rear may be in the future.
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Originally Posted by P!N20 View Post
Not an issue. I wouldn't use the mismatched wheelset.
It irks me too! But it's too good a price to pass up, and an easy way to convert to 700c

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I assume the rims are the same for both wheels, just the hubs are different? If so, that's the case on every commuter I've ridden that has a dynohub on front (which is pretty much all of them). I generally try to match the skewers, but sometimes I use a security one for the dynohub and a regular one in the rear. Generally, if both are the same color, I'm good to go.
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