Skewer length

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by BusDriver, 10 Apr 2008.

  1. BusDriver

    BusDriver New Member

    I've finally got round to getting some new wheels. These came with free QR skewers. However when i fitted the rear i found that i could only get a few threads into the alloy nut thingy. When i closed the handle the threads got stripped off the alloy nut. The skewers are rubbish, and as far as i can tell the rear one isn't long enough. Can you get different lengths?

    It would have been long enough if it wasn't for the bracket that holds the derailleur on.

  2. 02GF74

    02GF74 Über Member

    i bet you can - they usually come with the hubs but i don't know skewer lengths.

    i know that rear hub sjewer is longer than the front and *think* mountain bike skewers are longer than road bike.
  3. Landslide

    Landslide Rare Migrant

    Called to the bar
    I think you may have hit the nail on the head there.
    Probably best off popping down to your LBS and asking them - that way you'll be sure of it fitting before you part with any money.
  4. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    You can get longer lengths - depends upon who has made them, and MTB ones are longer.

    Best bet is take the bike down to the bike shop - as you say it's the mech hanger that causes the issue - many wheels that are QR won't take into account that some folk have the hanger bracket as well. I've even had QR skewers that needed cutting down in the past !
  5. OP

    BusDriver New Member

    Got the skewers sorted out. I took them to an LBS and they sorted out some security ones with allen key fittings. Set of three aircraft grade alloy for a tenner.
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