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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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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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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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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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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Is it safe to remove "lawyer tabs" on a carbon fork?

Is it safe to file off the "lawyer lips" - the little tabs on the end of the fork dropouts - on my carbon road fork? What about cyclocross forks? I've heard it's "common sense" to remove them...
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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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How do I know if my cone/cap/bearings need to be adjusted?

I have a custom road bike with (mostly) Shimano parts. I love to ride but I'm not so strong on the technical side. I have quick-release wheels; I regularly (3-4 times a year) put the bike in a bag ...
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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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What do the conical springs in quick releases actually do?

What is the purpose of the conical springs in quick releases? For centering? For anti-rotation? For dropping on the garage floor and rolling under the table? A legacy of the great spring controversy ...
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Replace solid axle with quick release on Fixed Gear

This goes off a previous question: Quick Release on Fixed Gear Bike Suppose I want to replace my solid axles with quick release skewers on my fixed gear bike. Yes, I am aware that this isn't ...
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How tight should my front quick release lever be?

I'm referring to my first new bike, with a front wheel quick release lever as shown. The picture is picked from Internet How can I know whether I have locked my front QR lever correctly? Neither too ...
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What is the proper position for quick-release levers?

Is it best to have the front wheel release lever in front of the fork, tailing the fork, or aligned with the fork? How about the rear; ahead, behind, or alingned with the chainstays, seatstays, or ...
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Which direction should QR lever point?

A manual of a suspension fork states that the quick release handle must be in horizontal position, pointing backwards. Is there any technical reason for this? Another natural position can be pointing ...
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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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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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QR vs solid axle for freewheel hub

I've heard a lot of folks complaining about freewheel hubs getting bent axles. I have a rigid BSO with a solid rear axle that I occasionally pound on local trails. I've never gotten a bent axle. ...
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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 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 ...