Re: [CR]WTB Not-So-Quick Release Skewer


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From: Jeff Slotkin <jeffslotkin@comcast.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]WTB Not-So-Quick Release Skewer
Date: Sun, 4 Nov 2007 15:36:32 -0500
To: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
cc: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>

I saw these made by Control Tech in titanium, 5mm allen. They are a bad idea, because in order to get your (especially rear) wheel tight enough, the skewer tends to get "wound up." Eventually, at least a couple of mine broke at the base of the threads.

Never saw them in steel, but I *think* I have a couple of the kits to convert standard cam skewers to "security torx" around here somewhere.

Jeff Slotkin Chas, SC US

On Nov 4, 2007, at 1:25 PM, Jerome & Elizabeth Moos wrote:
> I've now finished an early 80's Cuevas I bought on eBay and
> discussed here a couple of months ago. Disassembled, cleaned,
> touched up, waxed, replaced the small fragment of a 531 SL frame
> decal with a new repro set from Greg Softley.
>
> The original Campy Victory/Triomphe gruppo didn't seem quite high
> end enough for a Cuevas, and since Francisco Cuevas was born in,
> rasied and trained in, and in the end retired to Spain, I rebuilt
> it with mostly Spanish bits. Zeus, Triplex, Super Olympic. But
> Cuevas was also American, at least for a couple of decades, so I
> used an American Classics seatpost, with logo removed to make it
> look like its ancestor Weyless. Also, I've fitted a set of Hi-E
> hubs I bought from a CR list member a couple of months ago. The
> wheels were a bit of a project, since respacing them from 130 to
> 126 proved more challenging than I expected due to the rather
> strange (as always) design of the Hi-E rear hub.
>
> This brings me to my request. I don't have one of the unique Hi-
> E not-so-quick release levers, and probably would'nt trust one on
> the rear wheel anyway. But I remember not long ago, someone
> produced some skewers that had a hex socket rather than a lever.
> One tightened the skewer with a small allen wrench. The idea was
> to discourage theft of wheels since the thief would have to have
> the appropriate size allen wrench handy in order to remove the
> wheel. Although I'm not so worried about wheel theft, these strike
> me as somewhat in the spirit of the original Hi-E skewers. Anyone
> remember the name of these skewers or know of anyone who sells
> them? Anyone have these skewers for sale or trade?
>
> Regards,
>
> Jerry Moos
> Big Spring, TX