bilbobaggins wrote:The skewers, if installed properly will not mess up your bike. However, it is extremely important that they are fitted as snugly and tightly as possible.
As with most things- if your bike is not the least protected and not the most expensive, it will likely be fine. I have never had an issue, nor heard of anyone having an issue with locking his or her bike in front of Boalt as long as it was properly locked.
Just be careful not to overtorque some brands. My first attempt at locking skewers (on the very cheap end of the spectrum...~$20) ended tragically when I said to myself if tight is good, tighter must be better and I stripped out the skewer. Glad I experimented on my wife's bike first!!