timbo wrote:Mikesbytes may be able to confirm this, but my LBS always had a couple of the allen keys around the workshop because he said track cyclists aren't allowed to use quick release systems.
I believe you are correct there.
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Don't know, but 100% of the bikes at the track don't have quick release.
If the R-1 rule is broken, what happens to N+1?
I also changed my citybike over with 'slow release' skewers. It is definately not impenetrable however for most theives there are easier options with people who have quick releases or standard bolts that can be easily undone with a wrench.
In additon I carry two chains. I find that most bikes tend to loose their front wheels first to theives so have my heavy chain through the frame and front wheels. A second lighter chain (which came with the bike) goes through the frame again and the back wheel.
Unfortunately thieves can and will steel a bike anywhere. Normally when you take the time and effort to protect your belongs then becomes lazy, this is when the thieves strike.
Yep, nothing to it Robert. Undo adjuster nut, pull skewer out, swear and hunt on the floor for the springs,in reverse to fit newies. If it takes longer than two minutes, consider training wheels.
I'd like to hear you say that while grubbing around among the bark in a heavy downpour
I have the same skewers, at least with the 5mm allen key. With the set I got a 'tool' that fits on a key ring, so I can easily take it with the keys. It would have to be a pretty big bit of bark to hide all of those keys.
I know what your saying "Who's this fellow ringing like a christmas bell". For my city bike I often have a bag with me where I can store the keys, on the Mountain bike I have quick releases and keep the number of keys I bring with me on a MTB tour down to a minimum.
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