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I think my rear skewer is too long(4 posts)

I think my rear skewer is too longlotterypick
Oct 21, 2003 12:49 PM
I bought a used wheelset that didn't have skewers.
The shop had some used ones, so I just bought them.

I've set everything up and it's working well but the rear skewer has the bolt sticking out a little longer.

Can you cut it or buy a shorter bolt? It's a salsa. THanks.
re: I think my rear skewer is too longrussw19
Oct 21, 2003 1:04 PM
You most likely have a mountain bike skewer. Mountain axles are 135mm, road (modern 8 to 10 speed) is 130mm. You can cut down the excess or just leave it, it won't hurt anything unless you brush your leg against it while moving it around.

Oct 21, 2003 1:12 PM
Here's how to tellKerry Irons
Oct 21, 2003 4:13 PM
If the nut does not bottom out on the threads, then the skewer is not too long. IOW, it works. Having the skewer sticking out a little from the nut is not a (serious) problem.