Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Road Cycling
Reload this Page >

Skewers (yay!)

Notices
Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

Skewers (yay!)

Old 10-03-11, 10:19 PM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Jazzy Hands's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Palo Alto, CA
Posts: 221

Bikes: BMC TeamMachine, CAAD9, CAD R1000

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Skewers (yay!)

I have been using anti-theft skewers on my bike. Now, I have a cheaper bike that I'm moving the anti-theft skewers on. The skewers that came with the cheap bike are not quick release, so I want to buy some new skewers. Excuses to spend money!
Any suggestions? The anti-theft skewers were like 67g or something, but weight doesn't matter too much for me. It would be nice if they looked cool/were red.
- I really don't feel confident buying anything unless I post here first.
Jazzy Hands is offline  
Old 10-04-11, 06:15 AM
  #2  
Senior Member
 
back4more's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: NE, Ohio
Posts: 490

Bikes: 2010 Cannondale Supersix 3

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I run the Zipp aero titanium skewers
back4more is offline  
Old 10-04-11, 07:46 AM
  #3  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Lewisburg, TN
Posts: 1,356

Bikes: Mikkelsen custom steel, Santa Cruz Chameleon SS, old trek trainer bike

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 70 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 6 Times in 4 Posts
Never heard of any problems with Salsa skewers, but I haven't used them. They come in whatever color you want though!
garciawork is offline  
Old 10-04-11, 07:57 AM
  #4  
Chases Dogs for Sport
 
FlashBazbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 4,288
Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 983 Post(s)
Liked 141 Times in 94 Posts
Originally Posted by back4more
I run the Zipp aero titanium skewers
Do those have dimples? What is their drag coefficient at 15* yaw angles?
FlashBazbo is offline  
Old 10-04-11, 08:23 AM
  #5  
pan y agua
 
merlinextraligh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Jacksonville
Posts: 31,262

Bikes: Willier Zero 7; Merlin Extralight; Calfee Dragonfly tandem, Calfee Adventure tandem; Cervelo P2; Motebecane Ti Fly 29er; Motebecanne Phantom Cross; Schwinn Paramount Track bike

Mentioned: 17 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1419 Post(s)
Liked 680 Times in 347 Posts
Originally Posted by Jazzy Hands
. The skewers that came with the cheap bike are not quick release, so I want to buy some new skewers.
Something doesn't sound right here. Are you sure you have a hub with an axle drilled for QR skewers?

Most bikes if they have QR hubs, come with QR skewers.

What kind of bike is it, and what are the wheels?
__________________
You could fall off a cliff and die.
You could get lost and die.
You could hit a tree and die.
OR YOU COULD STAY HOME AND FALL OFF THE COUCH AND DIE.
merlinextraligh is offline  
Old 10-04-11, 10:26 AM
  #6  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Jazzy Hands's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Palo Alto, CA
Posts: 221

Bikes: BMC TeamMachine, CAAD9, CAD R1000

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
They are rs-10 wheels. I replaced the skewers with anti-theft ones (which I am now moving to another bike). I have no idea where I put the original skewers >.<

...actually I found the original front skewer...still need a rear, though.
Jazzy Hands is offline  
Old 10-04-11, 10:41 AM
  #7  
Two-Wheeled Aficionado
 
ColinL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Wichita
Posts: 4,903

Bikes: Santa Cruz Blur TR, Cannondale Quick CX dropbar conversion & others

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Then it's going to be an ordinary 130mm QR rear skewer you can get at any LBS.
ColinL is offline  
Old 10-04-11, 11:23 AM
  #8  
Senior Member
 
sbxx1985's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Colorado
Posts: 12,942
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1934 Post(s)
Liked 282 Times in 158 Posts
Originally Posted by Jazzy Hands
but weight doesn't matter too much for me. It would be nice if they looked cool/were red.
Salsa comes to mind, but I think you have quite a few options.
sbxx1985 is offline  
Old 10-04-11, 12:38 PM
  #9  
I like beans
 
eippo1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Meffa, MA
Posts: 3,353

Bikes: Tarmac Pro, Bianchi Zurigo, Raleigh Gran Sport, Fuji Del Rey, Ironman Centurion

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanks for reminding me to order some skewers. Just got some of these. They have 2 types and are wicked cheap.

https://www.bikehubstore.com/Titanium...ams-p/qr44.htm
or these:
https://www.bikehubstore.com/Titanium...ams-p/qr43.htm

I went with the $30 ones.
eippo1 is offline  
Old 10-04-11, 12:41 PM
  #10  
South Carolina Ed
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Greer, SC
Posts: 3,855

Bikes: Holdsworth custom, Macario Pro, Ciocc San Cristobal, Viner Nemo, Cyfac Le Mythique, Giant TCR, Tommasso Mondial, Cyfac Etoile

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 327 Post(s)
Liked 253 Times in 124 Posts
I have been giving these out as birthday presents to friends. They are very nice.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Ti-Wheel-Ske...item4157b4b33c
sced is offline  
Old 10-04-11, 12:47 PM
  #11  
.
 
botto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 40,375
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 27 Times in 12 Posts
boutique skewers...

botto is offline  
Old 10-04-11, 12:49 PM
  #12  
Retired USAF, C-130 Guy
 
M_Wales's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Cape Carteret, NC.
Posts: 866

Bikes: Shopping

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Nice skewers on this site.

https://sales.light-bikes.com/kcnc/defaut.asp
M_Wales is offline  
Old 10-04-11, 01:38 PM
  #13  
Senior Member
 
telebianchi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,310

Bikes: 2014/17 Trek Domane 5.2, 2003 Fuji Cross, 2019 Trek Fuel EX8 27.5 Plus, 2012 Raleigh XXIX single-speed, 2017 Access Gravel

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Liked 22 Times in 12 Posts
telebianchi is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
chaadster
Road Cycling
60
12-22-17 05:50 AM
waynesulak
Tandem Cycling
6
04-18-12 03:03 PM
s4one
Road Cycling
20
03-20-11 03:38 PM
ninjanoir78
Road Cycling
4
04-21-10 07:56 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.