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Anyone running bolt-on skewers notice any extra dropout wear?

I'm considering running bolt-ons on my SS but am concerned that the teeth on the bolt-ons may wear the dropouts on my fork (04 Marz Marathon SL) when I tighten or loosen the skewers. Is this an issue?
 

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Not an issue unless you were to remove the skewers every day, and even then hardly an issue I think.

The teeth of the skewers are designed to 'bite' into the alloy so that they don't slip.

I really don't think that wear to the forks will be a problem for you.



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BCBlur said:
Anyone running bolt-on skewers notice any extra dropout wear?

I'm considering running bolt-ons on my SS but am concerned that the teeth on the bolt-ons may wear the dropouts on my fork (04 Marz Marathon SL) when I tighten or loosen the skewers. Is this an issue?
I had the same worries with bolt-ons on my magnesium frame, so in the rear i put the thumb side on the replaceable drop out side. On the forks i use the allen key to tighten the skewer down (the allen head free spins inside the skewer) the without spinning the thumb side down first. I think with bolt-ons my tendency was to tighten down as hard as i could with my fingers and finish it off with an allen key.

If you are talking about bolt-on hubs disregard what i just said.

Of course you could always get a bike carrier that lets you keep your front wheels on and not have to worry about it.
 
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