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    Extra thick skewer for older 135mm Bontrager rear MTB disc hub?

    Does anyone know the spec for the extra thick skewer for an older 135mm Bontrager rear MTB disc hub? A typical 5mm skewer has some extra space, so I wonder if it requires a 7mm thick skewer?

    The wheel is a Bontrager Race Lite Series 6000 OSB TLR XXIX rear 135mm disc.

    And if so, where can I find one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Erik_A View Post
    Does anyone know the spec for the extra thick skewer for an older 135mm Bontrager rear MTB disc hub? A typical 5mm skewer has some extra space, so I wonder if it requires a 7mm thick skewer?

    And if so, where can I find one?
    What year and model bike? I can look it up on the tech site.
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    Not sure. I just uploaded pics to the OP. The wheel is a Bontrager Race Lite Series 6000 OSB TLR XXIX rear 135mm disc.

    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    What year and model bike? I can look it up on the tech site.

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    What difference would it make? All the skewer does is squeeze the axle tight to the dropouts; the width of the skewer makes absolutely ZERO difference. The wheel sits on the axle, not the skewer. As long as the skewer is strong enough to not break under the tension, it's width makes no difference at all.

    Were you expecting some difference, or is this just some OCD thing here?
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    Thanks, I will just use a standard 5mm skewer. Sheldon Brown's site advised not to use an undersized skewer, so I thought I would ask.

    Quote Originally Posted by No Time Toulouse View Post
    What difference would it make? All the skewer does is squeeze the axle tight to the dropouts; the width of the skewer makes absolutely ZERO difference. The wheel sits on the axle, not the skewer. As long as the skewer is strong enough to not break under the tension, it's width makes no difference at all.

    Were you expecting some difference, or is this just some OCD thing here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erik_A View Post
    Thanks, I will just use a standard 5mm skewer. Sheldon Brown's site advised not to use an undersized skewer, so I thought I would ask.
    Sheldon had a few quirks. He also believed that bike tires should NEVER have tread. Whatever....
    FWIW, about the only thing I can think of where an undersized skewer might be a problem would be if it rattled inside the axle, which would mean that it's under-tensioned anyway.
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