Re: The Bikesmith, Seattle, shutting downIn article <email@example.com>,
firstname.lastname@example.org (Carl Fogel) wrote:
> A Muzi <email@example.com> wrote in message news:<firstname.lastname@example.org>...
> > > On 23 Jan 2004 09:28:34 -0800, email@example.com (Jonesy) wrote:
> > >>On man-made surfaces? I will give a grudging "maybe." If the bike is used at all in the dirt,
> > >>forward-facing QR levers could spell disaster. And the bikes look like they should be used in
> > >>the dirt.
> > -snip-
> > Rick Onanian wrote:
> > > Or, for that matter, if the bike is used near the shoulder of the road, where brush, vines,
> > > and other vegetation can catch the skewer as well as they can on dirt.-snip-
> > Although it seems logically possible, can anyone here recount an actual case of a skewer lever
> > opened by impact with stationary object? I can't.
> Dear Andrew,
> To be fair, the vast majority of quick-release levers are probably installed facing backward, so
> incidents would be few and far between.
> Alternatively, perhaps dead men tell no tales?
One other angle on this is the number of QRs that are not used as a quick release, but a wrench
to tighten the wheel on. You know, when someone spins the lever around and around until it
tightens up? I have seen this way more often than I'd like to. Sort of like those big-ass wing
nuts that cheap bikes came with in the seventies.
"I'm not lying, I'm writing fiction with my lips!" Homer Simpson
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