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PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 9:12 pm 
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Is there a way to split down these skewers?

I would like to change the front lever, with one of the printed rears, to kinda make a matching set.

anyone know...

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 10:46 pm 
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Is there a circlip on the other side?


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 10:49 pm 
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Why not just cut one of the longer rear skewers the same length as the front skewer and run a die over the end.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:07 pm 
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On the inside there is a tiny circlip that you can prise out with a small flat bladed precision screwdriver.

It's a fiddly job so beer and swearing is in order.

EDIT: Just realised they are newer than the ones I've done which have a full steel handle, so they may be assembled differently.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 12:09 pm 
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Those are pressed (riveted) together, under that shiny sticker on lever.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:57 pm 
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cheers for the info,

sadly too big a task for me to take on...

anyone got a set of Syncros skewers for sale ... :D

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:48 pm 
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If you pay postage I will cut the skewer and re thread it for you gratis.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:09 pm 
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What's the thread size? Thinking of doing die.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:15 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:54 am 
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Don't cut and re-thread, it will not work. The threads on those are rolled from solid rod. The threads, IIRC, are M5/.8 but the diameter of the of the rod is M4.5'ish. The threads are wider than the rod itself even though they are rolled from it. So if you cut off the ends, the nuts would slide freely upon the skewer.

I cut some QR's once but I was making my own end nuts at a machine shop and could size it appropriate but if you cut them, you've ruined them. Linky on rolled vs. cut threads: http://www.portlandbolt.com/faqs/rolled ... ads-bolts/

Relevant picture (rolled threads on the left):

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