What is this Skewer for

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  • 06-16-2010
    tío loco
    What is this Skewer for
    OK so I just got this used bike a few days ago... commuter bike, pretty cool... beside the point. So anyway, it came with a rear mounted rack... normal enough... but on the back of the rack is a Q/R Skewer, what is that for??? To mount and extra bike??? Carry a spare skewer??? Mount some sort of trailer??? Confuse the hell out of stupid people???


    Any ideas?
  • 06-16-2010
    perttime
    Can you get a picture?
  • 06-16-2010
    veloreality
    like this?
    <img src="https://thebicycletouringstore.com/wp-content/uploads/wpsc/product_images/skewerbob.jpg">
  • 06-16-2010
    cobba
    qr skewer on the back of a rack?
  • 06-17-2010
    perttime
    Can you get a pic of where it is attached to the bike.

    It could well be for attaching a trailer or even towing a second bike. Securely attaching a piece of luggage?

    Is it the right length for a bike fork?
    Does it look like original equipment or something a previous owner rigged?

    ... mysteries, mysteries ... ;) :D

    What bike do you have, anyway?
  • 06-17-2010
    mtbxplorer
    Maybe it was an ingeniuos way to attach a cargo box to the rack quickly.
  • 06-17-2010
    rodar y rodar
    The previous owner was a serious shishkabob fanatic!
  • 06-17-2010
    AZ
    Look's like a Bob skewer .
  • 06-17-2010
    perttime
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by AZ.MTNS
    Look's like a Bob skewer .

    Yes it does:
    http://www.bobgear.com/accessories/a...essories_id=15

    ... but what is it doing on the rack? Just being stored until you want to attach a BOB trailer?
  • 06-17-2010
    AZ
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by perttime
    Yes it does:
    http://www.bobgear.com/accessories/a...essories_id=15

    Just being stored until you want to attach a BOB trailer?




    This , would be my guess .
  • 06-17-2010
    tío loco
    Here are some photos of the rack with the skewer. I don't think its for Bob Trailer because its up too high... your trailer would be at a funky angle... and it looks a little to involved to just store a skewer to me... idk!




  • 06-17-2010
    hydrogeek
    Looks like you're ready to tow a bike. You could tow your MTB to the trail head, lock up your road bike, then ride the trail.
  • 06-17-2010
    the-one1
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by hydrogeek
    Looks like you're ready to tow a bike. You could tow your MTB to the trail head, lock up your road bike, then ride the trail.

    Then get back to the trail head to find out your road bike is missing but the lock is still there.:p
  • 06-17-2010
    veloreality
    most likely for towing a bike.
    could also be for a saddle bag but relocated to behind the rack like so
    <img src="https://www.rivbike.com/images/products/full/0000/1037/20-109_Sadbag_HANDL.JPG">