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Anyone using American Classic Skewers?(6 posts)

Anyone using American Classic Skewers?Lone Gunman
Aug 28, 2002 4:40 AM
I am such a stud rider that I pulled the rear wheel right out of the dropouts when I sprint. Well not really. The paint is so slick that the Rolf skewers that came with the wheels does not hold the wheel in place and peeling off the paint in that area is not an option. AC skewers on sale right now for a good price, anyone try them? Also Ultegra headset, any one using one of those? Please post opines.
re: Anyone using American Classic Skewers?bike_guy
Aug 28, 2002 6:07 AM
These came with my current wheels so I'm using them, but plan to change them soon. They will not hold the rear wheel in place. The only to get them to hold is to crank them down so tight that they can barely be closed. One reason for this that I have heard is because they use a 4.5mm shaft where as most others are 5mm. Don't know if this is correct or not, but unless they are really cheap I probably wouldn't try them.
MIne wont hold the frontspookyload
Aug 28, 2002 6:11 AM
I use Mavic Ksyrium wheels and with the AC skewer it slips in the front dropout when riding out of the saddle causing a horrible creaking noies. The Mavic skewers did the same thing however, so I ended up throwing in a set of Dura Ace skewers and it went away.
re: Anyone using American Classic Skewers?mahoneyjoe
Aug 28, 2002 7:38 AM
I've had a pair for about two months now without a problem, but I'm a recreational rider, no sprinting and no significant climbs so far; my bike also has verticle rear dropouts so that could also be a factor; on the negative side, they are sort of squared off not rounded at the cam and so the indoor trainer won't hold it.
re: Anyone using American Classic Skewers?rtyszko
Aug 28, 2002 9:15 AM
I've had mine for two years now without a problem. I use them on my training wheels (sounds better than when I refer to them as my crappier wheel set) and I've had zero problmes. I use them with a Campy Record hub if that matters.

re: Anyone using American Classic Skewers?speed-chump
Aug 28, 2002 9:31 AM
I pulled my rear wheel out on a TT start while using them.
Granted that was with chromed dropouts, but still. You
have to crank them down pretty good to get a good bite.
A tiny dab of grease on the cam now and then seems to
help. I don't use mine anymore... love the wheels, but
don't feel comfortable with a skewer I have to crank that