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    Qr skewers with horizontal dropouts

    Putting together a SS build, and I have heard that only external cam QR skewers should be used on horizontal dropouts, but I can't find any Shimano skewers that are external cam, only internal.

    I have chain tensioners, so I'm not worried about wheel slippage when riding- only when braking with BB7s.

    Can XT internals be used? I hear that DTs are good for this too. Any pics or links would be appreciated!

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    Qr skewers with horizontal dropouts

    I think you have it backwards, enclosed cam skewers are said to be stronger than open cam skewers from what I've read.

    m.jensonusa.com/Shimano-XT-M765760-Skewers

    These should work fine I would think, but that being said I've never owned a bike with horizontal dropouts either.

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    Qr skewers with horizontal dropouts

    Quote Originally Posted by Niner_Boy View Post
    Putting together a SS build, and I have heard that only external cam QR skewers should be used on horizontal dropouts, but I can't find any Shimano skewers that are external cam, only internal.

    I have chain tensioners, so I'm not worried about wheel slippage when riding- only when braking with BB7s.

    Can XT internals be used? I hear that DTs are good for this too. Any pics or links would be appreciated!

    Thanks
    No, you want the internal cam skewers. Clamp tighter with less effort.
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    Well, I got that wrong! Thanks for the advice guys...internal it is then!
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    I have ridden a Jabberwocky for years with QR rear wheels. I have always used XT or Salsa skewers. I usually put a drop of oil on the cam before I tighten it. Never had any wheel slip.

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    You can get wheel slippage if it's a new frame and the paint is nice and fresh on the dropout. You can minimize slippage by lightly sanding or filing the side of the dropout where the skewer bites into the frame.

    Personally, I have used a solid axle with track nuts and they *NEVER* slip (or make any noise). XT skewers work very well. However, I have noticed a little bit of creaking with the skewers.

    I will try the oil drop on the cam idea. Should make it easier to clamp it a little tighter.

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    Qr skewers with horizontal dropouts

    Halo Hex are cheap and effective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SS Hack View Post
    Halo Hex are cheap and effective.
    +1 - I am running Halo Hex Key Skewers on horizontal drops with no tensioners and no issues.

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    Re: Qr skewers with horizontal dropouts

    Quote Originally Posted by waffleBeast View Post
    +1 - I am running Halo Hex Key Skewers on horizontal drops with no tensioners and no issues.
    I love these things too. Using on many of my bikes.

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    I use a DT Swiss on my El Mar. No slippage and you can really crank it down. Just like not having to carry extra tools.
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    Qr skewers with horizontal dropouts

    Quote Originally Posted by titusracer View Post
    I use a DT Swiss on my El Mar. No slippage and you can really crank it down. Just like not having to carry extra tools.
    Just don't crank it till it blows, like I did! First usage too. My Halo Hexes can take more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SS Hack View Post
    Halo Hex are cheap and effective.
    These things rule. People don't steal your wheels as easily either (campus).

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    Quote Originally Posted by titusracer View Post
    I use a DT Swiss on my El Mar. No slippage and you can really crank it down. Just like not having to carry extra tools.
    I don't like these as much because i always tell people that quick releases aren't twist tight but these are. Thats why the cam is so nice! Even if they work really well I don't use them out of spite.

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