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 Post subject: skewer problems . . .
PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 9:21 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sun Apr 27, 2008 7:04 pm
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Location: UK - Somerset
I have just finished building my retro Peugeot bike and have some barnd new Roval Fusee wheels - which are excellent.

The problem that I am having (and have never had before) is that the rear wheel keeps slipping position in the dropouts when I pedal hard!!!!

It seems that the QR skewers ( the roval originals) are not gripping tightly enough - no matter how hard I tighten them.

I have looked at the skewers carefully and it seems that the outer bolt has a smoother ridge on the inside of it that other skewers I have - could it be that its just slipping because of lack of grip???

Suggestions please - of fixes or strong alternatives.

khushy


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 10:14 am 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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allen key QRs or

grip washer in between or

shimano QRs or

campag QRs


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 7:43 pm 
Retro Guru

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Is your rear wheel spacing right for the frame? If not you'll have to get it on a jig.


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 Post subject: ok . . .
PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 8:08 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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on my other bike I have a set of Camg-hubbed wheels and put them into the bike I am having problems with - did 10 miles of hill and not a squeak!

Perfect.

Guess the Roval's will have to go on bike #2 for now.

The campag skewers just seem to grip in a more meaty fashion - so I have found myself some campag skewers to try with the Rovals - although having inspected them the inner-grippy washer thingy doesnt look up to much - to smooth IMHO - hence the slippage.

BTW the Peugeot has 126mm spacing and is made from 753 so cant be cold set.

cheers guys - Khushy


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