|Although this is widely said to be a photo of Tullio|
Campagnolo on that very fateful day in 1927, the
skeptic in me says it was more likely a re-enactment.
Today, mainly because of the rise of disc brakes, the shift seems to be towards thru-axles. Some have even been predicting (perhaps even calling for) the demise of quick release skewers on all but the most lowly entry-level bikes. That would be a sad day, if you ask me.
The lowly quick release skewer -- one of those little things that means a lot. Easy to overlook, but a truly important part of a good quality bicycle.
Any frequent rider knows (or should know) that all quick releases are not created equal. Let's take a look at the quick release skewer before they go away.
|Exposed-cam quick releases like this are unfortunately|
all too common today. Cheaper to make, possibly
lighter, but less clamping force, and less durability.
Some Good Ones: