Questions about purchasing bicycles and parts
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I'm after some new QRs.
#reasonably light weight (doesn't need to be uber weight weenie)
#not stupidly expensive!
What cool QRs are people rocking these days? These will be run on ENVE wheelsets. Links to where to get said QRs would be heaps appreciated too...
Just a thought Harry...
You're talking ENVE wheels not STARRS, is reasonably cheap the best idea?
In your shoes I'd be going down the Pinhead route, make it as hard as possible for some scumbag to lift those (S)exxy hoops.
Not to mention the sleek look that no lever gives your steed...
...whatever the road rules, self-preservation is the absolute priority for a cyclist when mixing it with motorised traffic.
London Boy 29/12/2011
I bought some of these
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/RAVX-TITANIU ... 871&_uhb=1
And some of these
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Black-43g-Ro ... 8026481%26
There's zillions of QR's on Ebay.
The first ones I bought have carbon levers which look cool apart from the logo but they're good and strong.
If you were after the anti theft ones there's heaps of them too.
Tune AC-14's is perhaps the best bet - light, sealed, quality. Otherwise, DT Swiss RWS...more expensive and fiddlier but brilliant.
Ours is not to reason why...merely to point and giggle
What's the quality like on those? The price is right.
Generally such open-cam skewers have fairly poor holding power. Be wary, especially on front wheels, and especially with disc brakes. Disc action can pull your axle out of the drop-outs, then you're in 'the poo'.
These skewers have a lower cam leverage ratio than closed-cam skewers, so often they cannot be closed as firmly; and they tend to have a flat alloy face to grip your drop-outs, rather than a serrated steel face that bites in much better.
Maybe mundane but more secure.
Riding bikes in traffic - what seems dangerous is usually safe; what seems safe is often more dangerous.
I should have mentioned that I'd only just ordered these and they're in the mail, the others I linked to are very good skewers. I'll report on these as soon as I've had a chance to check them out.
I've had a pair of this shape, though not from this seller http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Titanium-Mou ... 8026481%26
Spectacularly light and never had an issue with them. Sure there's a theoretical difference between open and closed cam QRs but on a road bike with rim brakes I think if you do them up properly either will do the job just fine.
When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments- Elizabeth West.
speaking of Quick Releases...
i might post this up in the SALES section, i almost forgot.
ive got 2013 Zipp Black Stainless Steel Aero Quick Releases that are brand new in the packaging.
its new because The front and rear got supplied with Zippy Super 9 Disc and Firecrest 808... which i dont need
142x12mm Syntace thru-axle - stiffer and lighter than 10mm+skewer
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2013 Oppy SL
2013 Boardman CX Pro
2012 KHS Yuma 29er
what state or area you from?
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