Author Topic: Front Quick Release Skewers Too Short with Rack Fitting  (Read 1628 times)

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Offline AdventureRide

Front Quick Release Skewers Too Short with Rack Fitting
« on: January 13, 2013, 07:10:01 pm »
In anticipation of an extended summer tour, I was fiddling around with the bike and decided to try the fit of the front rack that I've owned for several years, but have never used.  To my surprise, I found that the quick release skewer was too short to accommodate the extra width created by the rack legs through which the qr threads.  Is this a common rack fit issue?  Am I looking for a half inch longer qr? Do they make those things in small length increments?

Offline RussSeaton

Re: Front Quick Release Skewers Too Short with Rack Fitting
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2013, 07:27:14 pm »
Try Old Man Mountain.  They have racks that mount through the front dropout.  They sell skewers.  They might be longer than normal to fit their racks.

http://www.oldmanmountain.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=O&Product_Code=QRXLF&Category_Code=MH

Offline JayH

Re: Front Quick Release Skewers Too Short with Rack Fitting
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2013, 08:31:50 am »
Ditto what Russ posts, I bought an OMM front rack which was a QR rack because it was used on a hardtail MTB with no
eyelets for a front rack so I had to use the QR system. OMM sends you a longer QR for such a system. You may be able to just
buy the QR for your needs from them.   

Jay

Offline DaveB

Re: Front Quick Release Skewers Too Short with Rack Fitting
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2013, 10:26:50 am »
Modern rear qr skewers intended for 130 or 135 mm dropout spacing are obviously much too long and not threaded far enough to use in front even with your extra length requirement.  However, if you can find a qr skewer made for an older 120 mm rear hub, that might work.