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SOS—bike help, please

M_WareM_Ware Member, Rooster Endurance Member, Level 2 Supporter
So I took RXC off the trainer and was going to switch from the trainer skewer to his regular one when this happened.

I’ve never had this happen before. Is this a catastrophic manufacturing failure, or is this normal? Do I just forget it ever happened, put the regular skewer in and continue on my merry way? Thanks tribe.
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    KenElPescadoPeladoKenElPescadoPelado Member, Rooster Endurance Member
    Can't quite tell if your quick release lever is threaded, but I would think that can be put back together. Mine appears to have a lock washer at the end. Maybe if that was lost, it can be replaced?


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    AaronWebsteyAaronWebstey Administrator, Rooster Endurance Member, Rooster Endurance Officers
    Hello @Matt or basically anyone other than my dumb ass
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    M_WareM_Ware Member, Rooster Endurance Member, Level 2 Supporter
    Thanks Ken! I’ll go scrounge around in the wet basement and see if I can locate the lock washer.
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    M_WareM_Ware Member, Rooster Endurance Member, Level 2 Supporter
    Hmm, no threads evident and no sign of missing lock washer. No sign of broken weld or glue bond. Perplexing.
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    Tad_MTad_M Member, Rooster Endurance Member, Level 2 Supporter, POTM
    Hope you find it @M_Ware , glad it didnt happen in the wild.
    @KenElPescadoPelado , more Dog vs. Wabbit please. It reminds me of Spy vs. Spy. (Anyone here that old?)
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    Craig_DCraig_D Member, Rooster Endurance Member, POTM
    edited May 31
    @M_Ware there are no threads and the washer appears to have a beveled edge. The single split in the ring in Ken's photo allows it to slip over the end of the post and then bite into the groove. It likely broke. Best bet is to buy a new skewer.#sworry
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    M_WareM_Ware Member, Rooster Endurance Member, Level 2 Supporter
    Thanks @Craig_D! I had another left it turned up to 11 incident in the Pathfinder yesterday, had to laugh. Rock on.
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    MattMatt Member, Administrator, Rooster Endurance Member
    Put it back on the trainer and buy a new bike
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    Tad_MTad_M Member, Rooster Endurance Member, Level 2 Supporter, POTM
    Matt said:

    Put it back on the trainer and buy a new bike

    I really hope Matt can make the Sworry Trials. We have a casted arm division. @Matt for Director of Capital Appropriations.
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    MattMatt Member, Administrator, Rooster Endurance Member
    Cast removed this morning! Orthopaedic surgeon says no amputation either. Splint for 6 weeks and Western grip only.

    Hopefully I can actually make it out there
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    M_WareM_Ware Member, Rooster Endurance Member, Level 2 Supporter
    I got a new skewer so that problem is solved. I also had bike shop switch stem on left to the one on the right. OMG, so much more love for RXC now. He’s still way too twitchy for lots of the gravel I ride (yay Sassy Salsa) but overall RXC is 100% more comfortable now.

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    KHilgendorfKHilgendorf Member, Rooster Endurance Member, POTM
    Did you swap out for a shorter stem? That will make the bike twitchier than going longer. Yay for more comfortable, though.
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    M_WareM_Ware Member, Rooster Endurance Member, Level 2 Supporter
    Yes, @KHilgendorf, the shorter, angled stem. You are right, even more wiggly on the gravel, but sooo much better on the trainer, which is this bike’s current job.
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