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numpty carbon fork tightening q

105champcp105champcp Posts: 67
edited June 2007 in Workshop
Just wondering out of curiosity if there's any bad/good things about tightening up quick release skewers on carbon forks? i.e. if i really tighten them up can i 'overstress' them?

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  • rustychiselrustychisel Posts: 3,444
    Yes, you can crush the carbon. Err on the side of firm caution and you should have very few worries.

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  • Adam TranterAdam Tranter Posts: 621
    Why would you 'really tighten them up' anyway? Surely you want to be able to undo them if you puncture or need a wheel change?
  • monty_dogcpmonty_dogcp Posts: 382
    The drop-outs on most carbon forks are solid aluminium, so over-tightening will only make it harder to release and won't affect the fork per se. The few forks with carbon drops out will be pretty solid anyway - but QRs only need to be snug, not wellied-up like a vice
  • rustychiselrustychisel Posts: 3,444
    Yes, sorry, I was answering literally, as in Look forks with CF tips and dropouts.

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