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What the?Dude
Mar 21, 2001 10:14 AM
Should the rear skewer(rod) be a perfect fit in the hub? There is room for it to move around when it is loose. The skewer isn't straight when I rotate it to tighten it. The cap wooble up and down. I already got the rod replaced twice. The shop(supergo) said this doesn't matter because the frame is in contact with the hub, not the skewer. They said that the frame is in alignment and there is nothing wrong with the hub. What is up with this bike? I had it for 4 weeks. They offered a full refund that I will probably take.

not unusual...dave
Mar 21, 2001 1:17 PM
A lot of skewers aren't made very precisely. The ends are often not real concentric to the rod, and the rod may not be perfectly straight. The fit between the axle and skewer rod does not need to be close, since the skewer doesn't carry any load, it only provides clamping pressure.

I doubt you have any problem. As long as the wheel stays in the dropouts when you apply appropriate clamping pressure, don't worry about it.
Full refund because of a SKEWER???biknben
Mar 21, 2001 3:32 PM
C'mon dude, bang that skewer straight with a hammer and be done with it. I have no idea what could cause a bent skewer but a full refund after a month of riding is a little extrmeme. If it keeps the wheel tightly in place you have nothing to be concerned about.

You just got a new bike...Enjoy the ride!!!