Questions tagged [quick-release]

Fittings, usually for wheels and saddle-posts, with a lever at one end so you can open them by hand, instead of using a spanner.

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Bent axle causing hub to loosen, the other way round, or axle gradually bending?

Getting ready for a recent tour I noticed a little play in my back wheel with an intermittent clunking noise as well, so adjusted the cones. The feeling afterwards wasn't perfect, but I put that down ...
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How to attach thru-axle wheels to a truing stand designed for QR wheels?

I have a rather cheap wheel truing stand, bought from here: https://www.rosebikes.fi/rose-wheel-truing-stand-553816 (it was a fraction of the price it sells for now when I bought it). The truing stand ...
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Can I cut down a quick release skewer?

I recently purchased a Conquer brand trainer - I have learned a lot after buying this thing - but I didn't know what quick release skewers were before I purchased the trainer. I've got a skewer that ...
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Should front fork sit directly on the axle thread?

I was taking off my front wheel and realized that the actual fork sits directly onto the threaded part of the axle. Wouldn't this ruin the threads?
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How do you tighten a Hope seat post quick release?

I have a couple of these Hope seat post quick release, but I realised I don't know how to tighten it. I am referring to the adjustment on the bolt (not the qr lever).
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Thule jogging kit twisted?

I recently bought a Thule CX2 Chariot with jogging kit. The front wheel tracks to the right. The jogging kit consists of two aluminium arms, a wheel and a quick release skewer. When I look at the arms,...
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Lights that don’t use o-rings [closed]

I’ve looked through this site and couldn’t find a question asking the same. Sorry if this is a duplicate. Also, apologies as I’m posting on phone. Are there any bike light sets that don’t rely on the ...
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Disc brake rotor scraping against mounting bracket

(My question is related to Rear disc brake rotor rubbing against caliper frame mount? but I hope to provide some more context & photos.) I have a Rocky Mountain Edge mountain bike (possibly 2011 ...
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Can you change your skewer frame into to thru axle one?

I have a frame that uses QR skewers. Can I modify the frame to use thru axles?Has anyone done it??
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Does tightening a QR skewer in different ways affect wheel alignment?

Logic tells me no, but if I refit my disc brake wheel and the disc is rubbing slightly on the caliper, if I undo the QR lever, tighten the nut on the other side clockwise and loosen the QR the same ...
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Which road rear hubs have 135mm O.L.D., disc brakes, are quick release and have at least 32 holes?

So, my Cannondale Synapse (2017) which I regret every day getting for causing so many different problems needs a new rear wheel. Its O.L.D. is 135mm, with disc brake, quick release and uses a Shimano ...
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Should the tightness of the QR skewer (rear wheel) affect the freewheel

The tighter I fit my rear QR, the less freely my rear wheel spins. It’s very noticeable. Problem is that when I have the QR quite loose I tend to get a creaky noise from the rear axle under load but ...
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Damaged QR on Allez Elite

Question: What is the correct way to replace a damaged QR on a Specialized Allez Elite ? I broke this whilst trying to open the QR. It was extremely tight. I tapped with a hammer (I know not bright) ...
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Freewheel and quick release

I got myself a bike to fix up. I changed the freewheel on it but I don't know how to position the nut after I put on the new freewheel. If I screw it on too deep the chain will be too close to the ...
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Are freewheels really that prone and susceptible to bent axles?

I'm 90kg (198pounds) and I have a 27.5 hard tail mtb 9 speed freewheel and it is quick release. I only use my mtb as a commuter on roads and never on trail. I run my tires at 35-40psi. Ever since i ...
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Replaced axle and now clunking in back

I finally got a rear axle replaced, and all new cones on a new axle... I assembled it back together with 7 or 8 of the bearings in on each side and some grease, put it all back together, put the ...
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Can I replace a quick release skewer by something that needs a wrench to open?

I have an old Motobecane with quick release skewers in both wheels (700mm wheels), that I only use for short commutes (so I don't use the quick release function if there is a flat; [also hadn't have a ...
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Is it possible that a too tight rear wheel quick release can cause shifting issues?

It seems that is the case with my rear QR/derailleur. If QR is really tight it's impossible to get the shifting quite right. Could it be because of material fatigue in my derailleur hanger? It's been ...
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Thru Axle and Quick Release Fork/Frame Compatability?

Without using manufacturer specific parts: Can I use a wheel with a thru-axle hub on a standard quick release fork or frame dropouts (with an adapter)? Can I use a wheel with a quick release hub on a ...
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Quick release prevents wheel spinning freely

I just got brand new wheels for my road bike. All was looking great until I tightened the quick release on the front wheel (not too tight, I can close it with just my thumb and one finger) and now ...
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Grease or anti-seize for alloy thru-axle-to-QR adapter?

I've got a 26" front wheel with HB-M758 15x100mm thru-axle hub that I'll be using on a QRx100mm front fork. Going to install my alloy 15mm-to-QR axle adapter, it's a tight fit, which is good. Since ...
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Grinding sound from rear quick release

I heard a grinding noise from the rear wheel on my mountain bike. I took out the quick release and saw that it's full of dust. Before my last long ride, I serviced my rear hub by removing the cassette,...
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Can I replace QR front wheel with bolt-on?

The 27x1 1/4 steel QR front wheel on my 1985 Raleigh Grand Prix has a bend; not just not true, it is bent. I cannot find a replacement wheel, but have a 27x1 1/4 steel wheel with a bolt-on axel. Is ...
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Protecting quick-release seats and wheels from theft

I have to say I am not a fan of quick-release, especially for seats. I do not need to raise and lower my seat nearly enough (almost never) to justify the annoyance of having to take my seat with me or ...
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What are these washers that came with my front wheel quick release?

I just bought my first bike in probably a decade (Schwinn Discover hybrid bike). There is a quick release for the front wheel. The skewer had a nut, lever, 2 springs, and these 2 washers on it. The ...
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Disc brake fork with QR and vertical dropouts: worrisome?

The pic below is from the fork of a 2020 Kona CoCo. Eyeballing it, it seems to me that an arc around the disc caliper contact point would pass straight through the dropout. Should this be worrisome? ...
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Can disc brakes cause front quick-release to loosen?

I just purchased a Yuba Spicy Curry Bosch cargo bike with disk brakes and quick release skewers on both wheels. I haven't had any issues with it so far, in fact, I love riding it, but I have read that ...
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Quick Release on Fixed Gear Bike

I recently purchased a fixed gear bike, Kilo TT. I had some fenders lying around, SKS raceblade. I tried to install them on my bikebut noticed that the fenders attached to the skewers. My fixed gear ...
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Can I replace my road bike's front wheel quick release with any quick release?

I lost my road bike's quick release. Pictured are what I lost. Do I need to find a specific quick release that fits, or does one size fit all/most?
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Can I replace my mountain bike's back wheel quick release?

I was wondering if there is a way to replace my bike's rear quick release with something which would be harder for someone to steal. At the moment all that someone has to do is pull the leaver and ...
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Am I able to replace the bolt in the hub to be quick release on a back wheel?

I have this wheel and want to replace the skewer that it is tightened with to a quick release fitting is this possible?
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Reassembling rear wheel hub

I have a ten year old decathlon cheapo bike and I wanted to take out the axle out of the rear wheel to see if I could replace it with a quick release mechanism and also learn a bit about how it works (...
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Rear wheel slipping out under load

My commuting/cyclocross bike (a Surly Crosscheck) has a problem. If I tighten the quick release skewer to a normal level, sort of firm to close it, then if I step on the pedals hard at some point, ...
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Creaking which is temporarily resolved by tightening rear quick release

My commuter road bike (Pinnacle Arkose 3 - actually a disc-braked cross bike, fitted with mudguards) has an annoying and loud creak, associated with each turn of the pedals - there is a creak each ...
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Converting quick release to solid axle

I want to swap out my front wheel (solid axle) with another wheel (quick release axle). Issue is, I DO NOT want to use quick release for various reasons. I have tried janking out the quick release ...
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Surly Ogre thru axle fork options

I just picked up a Surly Ogre frame and I already have a set of 12mm thru axle wheels (12x142 rear, 12x100 front). The Ogre rear dropout is thru axle ready, but I'm trying to figure out my options for ...
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Tightening a quick release wheel and having one spring

I’m fairly new to mountain biking and I’ve recently removed a quick release wheel and I’m trying to reattach it. However if I tighten it too much it makes a squeak noise around the axle. Also I’ve ...
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What are my options - TA to QR conversion

I’ve just bought these wheels on gumtree and didn’t realise they were thru axle as I require quick release for my cx bike (BH RX team cross 2014 https://issuu.com/bhbikesusa/docs/bh_bikes_2014-...
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Where do springs on skewer go?

Where do the springs on a skewer go in relation to dropouts? And which way do they face? My springs are conical but I can't recall which direction the cone pointed or if they were between hub and ...
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Quick release and tires moving in the frame?

I have a Schwinn Boundary 2017 and it came with a quick-release front wheel. I noticed that no matter how tight I put the skewer it would be in a different position after extreme braking. The bike ...
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Can I fix or replace the quick release lever on my thru axle?

I've got a problem with the quick release lever on the front thru axle of the bike I use for a short commute (a several-years old Motobecane Fantom Cross Outlaw, FWIW). The last time I tried to ...
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Bike axle block/reverse chain tug?

I just recently obtained a classic style bike frame that has horizontal fork-ends (people call them dropouts but they're different). I wanted to use hollow axles and skewers on this bike but I think ...
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Wheel axle too short on the fork

I think my front wheel axle is too short, it is only half the size of the fork notch, see the picture: But if I remove the nut, the fork would touch the wheel and the disc brake. When I insert the ...
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Is it possible to replace this quick release part on a Motiv Rockpoint?

My son has been using this bike, and the other day he came home with a bolt that had come off. I checked it out, and it looks like there's also another part missing—the other end of the quick wheel ...
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Using turbo trainer with solid axles

I just bought the In'ride 100 without checking if it fits my bicycle. My Triban 100 bicycle has solid axles and plain axle nuts. Now I want to know if it's possible to attach a quick release to a ...
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Does an adapter for my 12x142mm thru axle frame exist to use QR hubs?

I'm specifically looking to adapt the rear thru axle (12x142mm) to fit onto a standard QR hub/axle on my direct drive trainer. Unfortunately, my trainer is too old (original Elite Turbo Muin), so it ...
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Where is the rear wheel quick-release mechanism on my bike?

Below are two pictures of my road bike's rear wheel (from the left and the right-hand side). As you can easily notice the tire is flat, and I suspect the tube needs to be changed since it's an old ...
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Quick Release vs Thru-axle specifications when buying wheels

I'm experiencing some confusion pertaining to axle choice as I'm attempting to purchase some wheels, if somebody in this forum could provide some clarification it would be greatly appreciated. I just ...
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Can I just change straightforward wheel axles to QR skewers?

I've just bought a second hand road bike which doesn't have Quick Release Skewers. Can I just buy a set of QR Skewers and fit them? Are they a standard size? Are there any gotchas waiting to bite ...
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Shifting problems after removing and replacing rear wheel

I had a mysterious flat tire on my rear wheel after I had left the bike standing for the workday. I removed the wheel and changed the inner tube. I didn't think anything went wrong while doing that (e....