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Question about skewers(5 posts)

Question about skewersTed
May 15, 2001 8:52 PM
I have a question for you all.

From what I see all new wheelsets and hubs come with skewers. So why so often when people sell them used are the skewers now included? It would seem to me better to include them

Just wondering

Ted
re: Question about skewersLC
May 15, 2001 11:57 PM
It is often better to have a spare around just in case.
Horse TradingBreck
May 16, 2001 6:44 AM
Typically the buyer or you as a seller won't get any more dollars if the skewers were included in the deal. Same for tires and tubes. Rim tape is typically left on.

You are after the the hubs, rim, and spokes. The skewers, tire, and tube may sweeten the deal for a beater bike but in general the "serious" biker types have very definite ideas as to brand, weight, and function of their specific skewer set be it mountain or road.

Dude:
"Take the old nag and will throw in the saddle"
Old tymer:
"How bout ah take tha saddle and you keep tha nag?"

cheers
Horse TradingTed
May 16, 2001 9:09 AM
I can see a tire .. tube .. cassette .. and even rim tape since they do not come with a new wheelset and are almost always diffent from person to person even at a beginners level ... but skewars on a $400 wheelset are going to be pretty good and really should go with the set they came with ..

Just my .02

Ted

Just something i've noticed that really bothers me :)
Bias ...Breck
May 17, 2001 7:49 AM
You are simply expressing a bias. We all have them.

Mine is for "heavy" steel Dura-Ace QR's on the Carbon OCLV. I run the Synchros Ti seat post mast, Shimano 105 old man's triple, Ultegra hubs, Mavic rims, Conti 25mm tyres and tubes, Dura-Ace down tubes, cassette & chain on the road but she ...Anna Belle Lee, still weighs in at ~19 lbs.

"Light" Ti Ringle Twisters QR's on the Al Klein MTB with XTR drive train, White hubs, Synchros al 425mm(!) seat post mast ...but she ...Sousxie Q [mix of Siousxie and the Banshees["Peep Show", Geffin 1988] & CCR's Susy Q["Chronicle", Fantasy 1976] still weighs in under 21 lbs mostly due to the 2.35 WCS Ritcheys & full size Air-B tubes. No suspension.

Believe the skewers should go with "Boutique" wheel sets if they are unique to them & the hub/wheel set mfg. makes them. Some do & some don't; some will and some won't.

Name your bias or "poison" & never give away 1943 Lincoln head iron pennies :)

cheers