I figure a lot of you already know this, but I thought I'd post it here just in case it comes in handy for a few .....
Somehow ended up with 3 rear m900 skewers and one front for my two wheelsets. Decided to cheat a little and make a front from the rear.
A lot of shimano skewers are basically the same, save for the grade of materials and the ends.
I had this orphan LX front sitting in the parts so it is going to donate the shaft. I believe you should be able to unscrew this type lever, but it requires heating first due to loctite. I didn't feel like messing with the torch so I just cut the lever off with a rotary tool
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The 900 skewer and others including the same generation XT's have a tiney clip that retains the lever .....
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Since the LX lever was fastened on the outside, instead of with a clip, the head was a little wider. I ran it up the grinder a few secs and made it just narrow enough to get the clip on .....
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Replace the opposite end and now I've got my cheater front ......... Not original spec, but it'll get the job done.
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