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I'll be running gears with this TransAM and a DTSwiss rear hub that has the traditional 5mm skewer type quick release. With the QR lever all the way open I can barely catch 1 or 2 threads, by then it's too tight to close the lever.

Any solutions to this combo? I'd use a thru axle but I don't think they make one smaller than 10mm...
 

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wrong skewer?

Some things to check.

1. Is the skewer the correct one. Make sure it is for a 135X10mm rear end and not a front qr (100X9mm or a road bike qr (130X10?mm).

2. Are the dropouts bent open wider than they should be from a crash or something?

3. If you unscrew the nut off of the qr and push the qr axle through the dropouts and through the hollow hub axle, how much of the qr axle sticks out past the other dropout?

It sounds like you have the wrong size skewer but if you cannot figure it out take it to your lbs. Also a picture would be helpful.
 

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Its' a brand new frame so there's no way the spacing is too wide due to crashing.
The skewer is the correct one (rear not front; they're obviously different).

Sounds like I'll have to buy an 'extra long' qr. But that sucks! Did they not think anyone would run gears with a traditional rear hub (non TBC w/ 10mm qr)?
 

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Well I removed the dropout adapter on the non-drive side and that gave me enough thread to comfortably engage the nutted side of the skewer. Not sure how the rear axle will behave without the adapter though. If it slips it will slip straight back, may not be too good of an idea for the long run.

I'm calling Metz at Transition tomorrow and seeing what they have to say.
 

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With some skewers you may need to remove the non-drive geared insert, due to skewer width and dropout length.

Pedalling forces will pull the wheel in to the dropouts but braking forces would want to pull the rear wheel out. With a 6" rotor you should have no issues with wheel slip unless you are a heavier rider and/or riding really steep/fast terrain that requires really hard braking.

If you do run into slipping issues I would reccomend finding a longer skewer (like the previously mentioned Salsa) and tossing the geared insert back in the non-drive side. Most likely you won't have an issue without the geared insert.
 

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FlippinSweet said:
Well I removed the dropout adapter on the non-drive side and that gave me enough thread to comfortably engage the nutted side of the skewer. Not sure how the rear axle will behave without the adapter though. If it slips it will slip straight back, may not be too good of an idea for the long run.

I'm calling Metz at Transition tomorrow and seeing what they have to say.
been running mine that way since i got it. no issues, no slippage. shouldn't give any, so long as your QR is tight enough.
 

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Which Salsa skewers are longer; Flip-Off or Tandem?(I looked on Universal Cycles)

I'm one of the heavier riders...
I was looking at these Halo Hex Key Skewers on UC. They claim to be "extra long" so I called. The guy couldn't give me an exact length because he didn't have the part at his desk but he said they're about 10mm longer than the standard 135mm skewers. He said if anything I'll probably need to cut some off.

For 15 bucks that beats the 30$ for a Salsa skewer.
Not to stoked on running without the other adapter, although I will for now just because I'm 'this' close to riding this thing. Figured it couldn't hurt for a ride or two.

BTW, what happens when you need to change a tire or take the wheel off for any other reason? YOu have to pry both adapters off before removing the wheel? What a pain!?!
 

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My skewers were fine. No brand whatsoever and they're good while running SS or gears. Are you running your front skewer on the rear by mistake?
 

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Could someone post a pic of the adapters? I've read posts where some said complained of having to take them off to remove the wheel while others said they were not using them & others saying their frame did not come with the adapter. I'm a big guy & it'd be my luck the rear QR off my Speesh P1 AM would be a bit too short...

I'm in the mist of trying to decide between a TransAM & Evil Sovereign so reseraching EVERYTHING I can about what I'd need to buy. I'm leaning towards the TBC b/c I like the company & lower price.

Thanks
 

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If it's a tie between the the TransAM and the Sovereign I would'nt let the dropout adapters decide the fate of the TransAM for you.
It's a minor annoyance is all. and realistically the hub I'm using (traditional 10mm thru-hole axle hub w/ 5mm qr skewer) is not the best choice of hubs these days IMO.
You will have zero issues if you run a TBC wheel w/ 10mm thru axle qr or something similar.

I will post pics when I get home.
 

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Oh no, the dropouts are far from any sort of deciding factor. Just wanted to see clearly what's being discussed.

Wheel-wise, I'd be using the set off my current bike then later upgrade. It'll take me awhile to save more $ for a fork after the frame then will have to replace front hub fo 15mm or 20mm...

What is a typical QR skewer? I haven't noticed anything listed as 10mm when looking at hubs/wheels online but then haven't looked all that closely...
 
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