First off, those were called "Hi-E Death Skewers" for a reason. A friend had many opportunities to chase his own wheel down the road and
trail before switching out for a pair of American Classic QRs. Your dissatisfaction may have saved your life..............................
A friend and housemate in college (que Tom Lehrer) was raised in Nashville TN, and went home to work at a local shop in the summers. He
knew Harlan's son through the shop, he even went out to the shop a few
times. I've been at him to find out what's become of Hi-E for several years now, and if old inventory, drawings, etc. could be had to keep all this fun stuff on the road. No luck so far, these folks seem to have dropped of the face of the earth.
Anybody from Nashville?
On Jul 13, 2005, at 9:13 AM, Jerome & Elizabeth Moos wrote:
> So, does anyone know the answer to whether Hi-E is still in business
> and whether Harlan is still involved? Several years ago I bought some
> not-so-quick release skewers from them, but even then, I understood
> that Harlan was trying to retire. I was a little disappointed in the
> skewers, BTW, as they had plastic wingnute, not the original-type
> alloy nuts.
> Jerry Moos