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Good evening.

I managed to stack my Carrera Gryphon hybrid on sheet ice last Monday. The only real damage (appart from my left hip) was that the rear skewer got ground down by a few mm. 

Can anyone furnish me with the length of skewer that I require? I called Halfords but they didn't know.....even though they sold the Gryphon. On the plus side, the staff did say that when I did find out the correct length required, they would give me a spare for free from their spares bucket.

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Argos74 [484 posts] 4 months ago
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Almost invariably 130mm, take the rear wheel off and take a ruler to the rear drop outs (the slots in the frame that the skewer fits into) to check.

http://www.halfords.com/cycling/bike-parts/bike-wheels/halfords-quick-re...

Other bike shops are available... given that he didn't know something so basic would incline me towards visiting your LBS. May be a touch more expensive, but worth it.

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Joebristol [23 posts] 4 months ago
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Don’t racers with discs have 135mm dropouts instead of 130mm?

As said, best to measure it to be sure. 

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Duncann [1351 posts] 4 months ago
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135mm if it's a disc hub, I think. But (x3) measure to be sure.

www.sheldonbrown.com/frame-spacing.html

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Prosper0 [132 posts] 4 months ago
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“Got ground down by a few mm”

Its probably fine buddy, just scratches to the end cap. If the wheel spins freely and securely then it’s fine. 

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BrokenBootneck [259 posts] 4 months ago
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Prosper0 wrote:

“Got ground down by a few mm”

Its probably fine buddy, just scratches to the end cap. If the wheel spins freely and securely then it’s fine. 

 

yep I’ve a few that have been “trimmed” 

 

they are ok!

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Duncann [1351 posts] 4 months ago
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BrokenBootneck wrote:
Prosper0 wrote:

“Got ground down by a few mm”

Its probably fine buddy, just scratches to the end cap. If the wheel spins freely and securely then it’s fine. 

yep I’ve a few that have been “trimmed” 

they are ok!

Agreed I should have thought of this. You won't really take much off it in a crash, just cosmetic. Should still be plenty thread gripping.