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Survey: What are your favorite skewers?(9 posts)

Survey: What are your favorite skewers?BergMann
Aug 18, 2003 10:19 AM
Just curious what the rest of you are using out there.

Is there anything out there that's lighter than Salsa Ti Flip-Offs (83g), with comparable or better ergonomics?

List what you're using, what they weigh, what you paid, and where you got them, if possible!
Bamboo with beef tips and shrimp. (nm)firstrax
Aug 18, 2003 10:24 AM
mmm, those are good, too nmgtx
Aug 18, 2003 10:51 AM
skew(er)ed humor: those require lots of "citrus degreaser"BergMann
Aug 18, 2003 11:08 AM
Tried those, but those required so much "citrus degreaser" that I was unable to ride the next morning.
Perhaps I my screwdrivers were listing a bit heavily to the Finlandia side.
Next time I'll try a tequila sunrise instead!

Seriously, do you guys ride around with your wheels glued to your frame or what?
mid-80s boat anchor Campy Record steel nmgtx
Aug 18, 2003 10:51 AM
Definite yes. Today's Record come close. nmSpunout
Aug 18, 2003 11:07 AM
re: Survey: What are your favorite skewers?Crankist
Aug 18, 2003 1:28 PM
Got the Salsa CrMo in silver. It's probably irrational, but I just don't trust ti skewers. Anyway I like the shape of the Salsa, and they're pretty darn light - I figure there are better places to save weight. Paid the $49.
do not fear ...BergMann
Aug 18, 2003 2:11 PM
I've been pounding a set of Ti Salsa Flip-Offs now for over 10 years off road -- they've outlived three sets of wheels, at least as many framesets, and maybe a half-dozen forks.

If they can survive a decade of abuse offroad, they can certainly handle anything your road bike can throw at them.

Next to tires & tubes, skewers are actually one of the easiest, safest, and most cost-effective places to save weight on your wheels.
MAVIC Carbon Fiber from LBS. Wt? $? (nm)Al1943
Aug 18, 2003 6:05 PM