Author Topic: Quick release  (Read 431 times)

Quick release
« on: April 18, 2020, 08:17:25 am »
Please excuse me if this a dumb ass question but... can you put a quick release skewer on the rear wheel of a fixie?
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I dunno why anybody's doing this!

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: Quick release
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2020, 08:36:03 am »
Maybe.

Most fixed hubs use solid axles (= no).

Some use hollow axles but some QRs are the wrong length to secure 120 OLN hubs. Rear QRs can be shortened and rethreaded.

QRs don’t clamp quite as tight as track nuts, so can move in extreme situations. It may be a better option to use an Allen key or security skewer, assuming the length isn’t a problem.
https://www.halowheels.com/shop/components/skewers/hex-key-skewers/ is too long for a 120 OLN hub.
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Re: Quick release
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2020, 09:36:17 am »
Thanks for the above info :)
I dunno why anybody's doing this!

Re: Quick release
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2020, 09:42:01 am »
I wouldn't.

Re: Quick release
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2020, 09:50:18 am »
Depends on your method of chain tensioning. If you've got track ends, no.

fuaran

  • rothair gasta
Re: Quick release
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2020, 09:54:15 am »
QRs don’t clamp quite as tight as track nuts, so can move in extreme situations.
Or use chaintugs. Surly Tuggnut has an insert to fit QR axles.

Re: Quick release
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2020, 07:54:06 pm »
I have, with a somewhat respaced cup and cone Campag Record hub, and it's fine.  I used an old steel Campag QR (straight lever, natch).  The forces aren't significantly different to a geared bike, and chain tension is probably lower than average if you're running an 18T on the back.

I tried one on a Goldtec hub, which also has a hollow axle, but it tightened the cartridge bearings so I didn't ride it.
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