Re: [CR]How to adjust old simplex skewers?

Example: Production Builders:Peugeot:PX-10LE

From: "John Everett" <>
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2003 07:14:14 -0600
Subject: Re: [CR]How to adjust old simplex skewers?
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On 19 Mar 2003 at 18:06, wrote:
> I just got an old PX that has the old style
> simplex skewers. With the slender lever that
> comes out of the center of the cam body. And
> with both a plastic wing nut and knurled nut
> on the other end to adjust the tension.
> The wing nut is threaded, and then there is a
> small spring, and then there is the knurled
> metal piece that threads on the skewer. And
> finally the regular conical spring, axle, other
> conical spring and the cam body.
> So, I do I adjust these? I don't want to damage
> them, so now I have the knurled piece adjusted
> right, and the wing nut just loosely screwed
> against the small spring. What is the right thing
> to be doing here?

Since the purpose of the wingnut is to serve as a locknut for the knurled disk, I've always snugged mine down pretty tightly.
> Finally, do these plastic wing nuts tend to last?

Mine have lasted about 37 years. :-) (John V. Everett)