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I just bought some American Classic clincher wheels to use with my Scott CR1.

I have installed the skewers but they seem very long and extend past the skewer nut. Is this normal or have I done something wrong?

Should I trim the skewer or just leave it?

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The only problem is that if you end up with a different fork/bike, the dropouts aren't all the same thickness. My fork has very thin, titanium ends. If I trim them, the skewers won't work in a different fork. I say leave them alone. You gain nothing and stand to lose something (plus the effort in cutting them).

-Eric
 

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As long as you have a die with the correct metric pitch to chase the threads I'd cut that off. Alternatively I'd put some plastic dip on the end.
 

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DrSmile said:
As long as you have a die with the correct metric pitch to chase the threads I'd cut that off. Alternatively I'd put some plastic dip on the end.
Yeah that looks like it could cause some damage if you scratch yourself with it. You don't lose much by trimming it and you have to do something with it.
 
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