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Finally, I'm free!(4 posts)

Finally, I'm free!bigdave
Apr 12, 2001 7:43 PM
Hehe... from the *lawyer tabs* (no offense Doug Sloan). Was changing tires on the old steed, put it in the stand and noticed my trusty Leatherman nearby... flicked out the file and 30 seconds later, presto!

Man, I should've done that eons ago. No more QR twisting. Sure, I need to pay attention to QR tightness, but heck, I've never gone out without making sure they're tight anyway.

To anyone who has not done it... do it! Don't cost nothin' and it saves you, oh, 10 seconds every wheel change. That alone must make it worth it. :-)

Filed mine off a couple of years ago.Cory
Apr 13, 2001 8:06 AM
The weird thing is that, even though I know they're only there to keep Doug Sloan from getting rich and I know how to use a quick release, I was strangely reluctant to grind them off...and then for a few days until I got used to it, I kept thinking, "maybe the wheel's going to come off..."
re: Finally, I'm free!bai9302010
Apr 14, 2001 6:23 AM
What are "lawyer tabs"?
Lawer tabs are...biknben
Apr 14, 2001 6:57 PM
The little safety tabs on the front fork dropouts. They forsce you to undo you skewers a few turns to get you front wheel off. Back in the old days, you just flipped the lever and off came the wheel.

Just got my new bike...those things will be coming off as soon as I find a file.