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Titanium skewer slippage on Ti Frame?(4 posts)

Titanium skewer slippage on Ti Frame?Enduro48
Nov 14, 2002 7:34 PM
I need to get skewers for a new speed dream aerolight wheel set and wonder if titanium skewers will work okay on a litespeed tuscany frame? I seem to recall some discussions warned that titanium skewers would not tighten as well as steel ones. Is this true? If titanium is okay, which ones are recommended? If TI isn't okay, which steel skewers are good to use?

I sent a message to Litespeed and the representative who responded didn't think there was a problem using titanium skewers on a titanium frame. I just want to make sure to avoid a possible accident.
No luck hereDMoore
Nov 14, 2002 7:59 PM
I've had an LS Ultimate frame since '94, and I've never found a Ti skewer that would work in back. I'm no powerhouse - I've been outsprinted by grandmothers on walkers. But I've never found a Ti rear skewer that would hold the rear wheel in place. Allegedly, a year or two after my bike was make they switched from 6/4 to CP Ti dropouts, in order to give skewers more purchase, but I can't vouch for the claim. Record skewers, however, work very well with no problems at all. So I use a Record in back, and the Ti skewer du jour in front. I have to carry a few extra grams, but big deal.
re: Titanium skewer slippage on Ti Frame?Juanmoretime
Nov 15, 2002 2:34 AM
I have both a Litespeed Vortex and Arenberg and have been using titanium skewers on both without any issues. I've been well over 50 MPH on both and if I didn't feel safe that my rear wheel was not going to stay where it belongs, I wouldn't use them. Just make sure they are tight enough.
Dropout type?Kerry
Nov 15, 2002 4:17 PM
If you have vertical dropouts (Like the Vortex) then just about any skewer should work. Many people have reported slipping in horizontal dropouts with superlight skewers, regardless of the material of construction of the dropout. Chromed steel can be pretty hard and slippery, just like 6/4 Ti alloy. Superlight skewers can be a pretty false weight saving if you can't keep the wheel in place.