As I cleaned my celeste beauty today I came up with this little poll to test the legal waters on this forum. :thumbsup:
It has migrated to Europe all right. Standardisation I guess.pmf said:I suspect this is an in-America only thing. The bike I bought in Italy several years ago did not have them.
What "hassle"? It takes three seconds to unsrew the skewer the two turns it takes to get the wheel off. Again, if you're racing, I can see the logic. I'm not racing.pmf said:Who needs to put up with that hassle when removing a front wheel?
cyclust said:I buy and sell lots of bikes on ebay, and I am amazed by how few people file those ignorant things off. They are a PITA, plain and simple. And hey, the way I look at it, if you are stupid enough to take off on your bike without closing your quick release, then you deserve to be catapulted over your bars. It might even help clean up the gene pool!