Does Thee Grease Thy QR Skewers?

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Does Thee Grease Thy QR Skewers?

Postby Valbrona » 24 Sep 2014, 1:46am

I used to, but aren't all QR skewers these days rust-proof? Yes, such considerations do matter in life! What do you do?
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Re: Does Thee Grease Thy QR Skewers?

Postby beardy » 24 Sep 2014, 7:35am

No the skewers are not rustproof. :oops:

I now grease them when I remember, which is normally after finding one gone rusty.

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Re: Does Thee Grease Thy QR Skewers?

Postby Lance Dopestrong » 24 Sep 2014, 8:39am

Yes even the titanium ones. The inner face of the axle can still rust and make a Ti skewer difficult to remove.
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Re: Does Thee Grease Thy QR Skewers?

Postby Redvee » 24 Sep 2014, 11:06am

Yes, just a small smear of grease along the shaft and thread though my new bike hasn't been treated yet.

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Re: Does Thee Grease Thy QR Skewers?

Postby Valbrona » 24 Sep 2014, 3:04pm

I guess there is case if the wheel axle is a steel one.
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Re: Does Thee Grease Thy QR Skewers?

Postby Mick F » 24 Sep 2014, 3:21pm

Mine are greased, but I can't remember when I cleaned them off and put new grease on them. The threads on the thumb knob are greased and the springs too plus the shaft, but I've never touched the QR cam mechanism.
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Re: Does Thee Grease Thy QR Skewers?

Postby Mike Sales » 24 Sep 2014, 3:23pm

Shouldn't it be "Dost thee"?

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Re: Does Thee Grease Thy QR Skewers?

Postby Mick F » 24 Sep 2014, 3:28pm

When in Wigan, it's:

"Dus tha grace tha QR skewurs?"
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Re: Does Thee Grease Thy QR Skewers?

Postby reohn2 » 24 Sep 2014, 3:34pm

Mike Sales wrote:Shouldn't it be "Dost thee"?

No it wouldst be ''dost thou''

I stickest mine into the copper grease tub in the first instance,thenst into yon hollowed axle.
Therebye it smearest alongst it's length.
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Re: Does Thee Grease Thy QR Skewers?

Postby JamesE » 24 Sep 2014, 3:37pm

Mike Sales wrote:Shouldn't it be "Dost thee"?

"Dost thou" ("thou" is to "thee" as "I" is to "me").

(edit: reohn2 beat me to it… but to be properly archaic shouldn't you use tallow?)

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Re: Does Thee Grease Thy QR Skewers?

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 24 Sep 2014, 3:48pm

Hi,
I wipe off old grease, and around the cam/lever area, working the lever back clean then forth clean with smooth rag, I would'nt try to degrease as washing out the lube and leaving some agent where grease should be....NO.

Then smear grease around the lever cam (thats at entry points into body) worrk and wiggle the lever several times and remove excess.
Smear a little up and down the rod but not on the thread, I dont like lots of lube on there as the locking washer (plastic) in the nut needs to grip the thread.

The cam is metal to metal so needs some lube.

Twice a year maybe as I always wipe off old grease if you remove the skewer from axel and its a bit dirty etc, I then just regrease the rod.
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Re: Does Thee Grease Thy QR Skewers?

Postby reohn2 » 24 Sep 2014, 3:59pm

JamesE wrote: .........but to be properly archaic shouldn't you use tallow?


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Re: Does Thee Grease Thy QR Skewers?

Postby geocycle » 24 Sep 2014, 4:20pm

Yes, but lightly as my hub (rohloff) has a breather hole which needs to be kept clear. Don't know how widespread this is.

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Re: Does Thee Grease Thy QR Skewers?

Postby Brucey » 24 Sep 2014, 6:05pm

Ye hubf of Germania hath many strange ways; if thine hubf sayeth 'Rohloff' or 'SON' then be mindful of thine breather holf lest theyen be obscured. If ye holf be stricken with lard, perchance the hubf respireth elsewhere and of any quantity of water, wine, mead or ale thereabouts whilst mired in crapulence of its own making; in ye fullneth of time 'tis cause of much wailing and gnashing of teeth, I'll be bound.

Here endeth ye lesson.
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Re: Does Thee Grease Thy QR Skewers?

Postby geocycle » 24 Sep 2014, 6:45pm

Brucey wrote:Ye hubf of Germania hath many strange ways; if thine hubf sayeth 'Rohloff' or 'SON' then be mindful of thine breather holf lest theyen be obscured. If ye holf be stricken with lard, perchance the hubf respireth elsewhere and of any quantity of water, wine, mead or ale thereabouts whilst mired in crapulence of its own making; in ye fullneth of time 'tis cause of much wailing and gnashing of teeth, I'll be bound.

Here endeth ye lesson.


Brilliant!