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OK, so I went out to ride today and when I do my first pedal stroke i hear something pop off and metal on the ground behind me and my bike feels wobbly to ride. I look and my whole quick release skewer came apart on my front wheel. I take it in the house and start putting it back on, so far so good but when I tighten the lever the whole damn thing falls apart again. I've tried atleast 30 times and it always pops off. Do you think the threads are stripped? Should I take it to my LBS or just get a new skewer kit? I'm lucky my front wheel didn't slip out from under the bike, I would have face planted since my cleats would still be clipped in.
 

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Sounds like the nut has stripped out. Just get another though if it the bike is under warranty, they'll take care of it.
 

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cyclist95 said:
OK, so I went out to ride today and when I do my first pedal stroke i hear something pop off and metal on the ground behind me and my bike feels wobbly to ride. I look and my whole quick release skewer came apart on my front wheel. I take it in the house and start putting it back on, so far so good but when I tighten the lever the whole damn thing falls apart again. I've tried atleast 30 times and it always pops off. Do you think the threads are stripped? Should I take it to my LBS or just get a new skewer kit? I'm lucky my front wheel didn't slip out from under the bike, I would have face planted since my cleats would still be clipped in.
You have a lot of patience. I would've given up after 29 tries. :)

Bring the bike to your LBS and do whatever it takes to get it fixed correctly. Your safety is more important than trying to salvage a skewer.
 

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PJ352 said:
You have a lot of patience. I would've given up after 29 tries. :)

Bring the bike to your LBS and do whatever it takes to get it fixed correctly. Your safety is more important than trying to salvage a skewer.
Well i'm cheap, I try to get as much use out of something as possible. :D

But I took it up to the store just now and the guy who handled me was truly a prick, he acted like I was dumb or was 3 years old! But he gave me a new one for $9... Hopefully this one doesn't break.
 

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cyclist95 said:
Should I take it to my LBS or just get a new skewer kit? .
It's not either/or. You need a new skewer, the only question is whether it's under warranty or not.
 
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