Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:38 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 1:55 pm 
Mr Benn
Mr Benn
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:07 am
Posts: 7199
Location: Omnipresent
After possilby the nicest weekend this year thus far, and having to spend it all with a bloody cold and not on a bike, I broke a Ringle Twister last night, about half way through it's 3/4 turn do up cycle.

Just a warning then about these skewers to those that didn't already not trust such components...

Snapped clean off at the top of the thread that locks the spindle into the twister (cam type thing) lever bit.

Luckily it happened in the garden not down a hill somewhere. Was showing no signs of wear and was regularly cleaned, ti prep'd.

Reckon it's XTR then for me from now on. Not Pimpy but strong and safe etc.

It's just hard as traditionally one of THE areas of pimpness was always the skewers.

Maybe Salsa's but they're not that pimpy are they.

:cry:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 2:19 pm 
BoTM Winner
BoTM Winner

Joined: Thu Jan 19, 2006 1:23 pm
Posts: 2765
Location: NW England
Get some pimpy steel skewers instead?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 2:25 pm 
Mr Benn
Mr Benn
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:07 am
Posts: 7199
Location: Omnipresent
I've got four sets of these bloody things. They were on my list of the most beautiful components ever.

But now my faith is in doubt.

Yup. Think Salsa's to be honest. Kind of pimpy, but strong.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 3:06 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 22, 2006 12:04 pm
Posts: 1401
Location: North East Scotland (Aberdeen)
Saw them do that back in the day - which is why they are not on my shopping lists.

Salsa skewers however are good though as they have stood the test of time - but the plastic curved washer can get deformed which is a pain.

Hope ones with the brass washer are pretty good if you like colours, but for pure function I prefer modern XT/XTR.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 4:24 pm 
Retro Guru
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Tue Apr 17, 2007 4:50 pm
Posts: 2024
Location: Yorkshuh
messiah wrote:
for pure function I prefer modern XT/XTR.


Wash your keyboard with soap and water! :shock:
:lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 4:39 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:34 am
Posts: 1145
Location: Aberdeen, Scotland
Could've been worse - I thought from the title that you'd snapped a frame!

I love skewers too. Hope Ti skewers are all I need (gotta be the old ones with the etched logo though 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) )


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 4:41 pm 
Mr Benn
Mr Benn
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:07 am
Posts: 7199
Location: Omnipresent
JS1500 wrote:
Could've been worse - I thought from the title that you'd snapped a frame!



yeah I realised that it looked like that after I posted it!

:D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 4:49 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:34 am
Posts: 1145
Location: Aberdeen, Scotland
Wu-Tangled wrote:
JS1500 wrote:
Could've been worse - I thought from the title that you'd snapped a frame!



yeah I realised that it looked like that after I posted it!

:D


Hope I never have to post a real 'Broken Ti Frame' thread :shock:

But at least the guys at work could weld it... :roll:


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Big Block, Google Adsense [Bot], konatime, shedobits, Spanky22b, Stylus, tigern, tufty, Yahoo [Bot] and 36 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group