[CR]WTB Not-So-Quick Release Skewer


Example: Framebuilders:Alberto Masi

Date: Sun, 4 Nov 2007 10:25:39 -0800 (PST)
From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
To: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
In-Reply-To: <472DE589.8070609@burlingtontelecom.net>
Subject: [CR]WTB Not-So-Quick Release Skewer

I've now finished an early 80's Cuevas I bought on eBay and discussed here a couple of months ago. Disassembled, cleaned, touched up, waxed, replaced the small fragment of a 531 SL frame decal with a new repro set from Greg Softley.

The original Campy Victory/Triomphe gruppo didn't seem quite high end enough for a Cuevas, and since Francisco Cuevas was born in, rasied and trained in, and in the end retired to Spain, I rebuilt it with mostly Spanish bits. Zeus, Triplex, Super Olympic. But Cuevas was also American, at least for a couple of decades, so I used an American Classics seatpost, with logo removed to make it look like its ancestor Weyless. Also, I've fitted a set of Hi-E hubs I bought from a CR list member a couple of months ago. The wheels were a bit of a project, since respacing them from 130 to 126 proved more challenging than I expected due to the rather strange (as always) design of the Hi-E rear hub.

This brings me to my request. I don't have one of the unique Hi-E not-so-quick release levers, and probably would'nt trust one on the rear wheel anyway. But I remember not long ago, someone produced some skewers that had a hex socket rather than a lever. One tightened the skewer with a small allen wrench. The idea was to discourage theft of wheels since the thief would have to have the appropriate size allen wrench handy in order to remove the wheel. Although I'm not so worried about wheel theft, these strike me as somewhat in the spirit of the original Hi-E skewers. Anyone remember the name of these skewers or know of anyone who sells them? Anyone have these skewers for sale or trade?

Regards,

Jerry Moos
Big Spring, TX