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    where should the QR lever be?

    hey there

    quick question -

    should the QR lever be in front or behind the dropout?

    and most important - why?

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    on the front wheel that is - run a track nut on the back so i dont really care about that

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    It really doesn't matter where the QR lever is, so long as it's closed properly (not used like a wingnut). Put it where you think it looks best on the bike.

    Personally, I tend to have mine point back horizontally, or a little above horizontal (on the fork).
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    my forks are super raked curved-out 70s jobs so i`ve tucked the wee fella underneath the curve.

    def looks best (to me at least) no reason to worry its should be elsewhere then?

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    QR shift be on the non-drive side with the lever pointing back toward the rear of the bike, imo.

    Neal

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    its on the drive side but i`m guessing you keep the back lever on the opposite side to the derailuer and mirror this at the front (no back QR so this way i just try and fall to my left to avoid breaking anything)




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    "in front or behind the dropout?" QUOTE.

    IMhO, the QR, to be safe, should be beside the fork blade rather than "sticking-out",

    trailing it; this also allows a "fingers-palm", tightening action.

    Yes, it "should", be on the nondrive side, but what if the rider is left handed?


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    +1, except for the last part. I'm right handed, but my left hand isn't that much weaker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nlerner View Post
    QR shift be on the non-drive side with the lever pointing back toward the rear of the bike, imo.

    Neal
    +1
    looks nice
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    "my left hand isn't that much weaker." QUOTE.


    Just thinking more of the "left handed convienience", factor.

    (I too, am a "righty", or is that a "writey", oh hell, let me say that I am just a

    Conservative.)

    (ROTFLMAO)


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    While I have only two bikes with QRs, and coincidentally those two are also the only two bikes I own with derails, I place both front and rear QRs on the drive side and trailing horizontally.

    Reason? I photograph my bikes from the drive side. The levers create no interference with the derails, so why not? Works fine for me.
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    Doesn't make a damned bit of difference; whatever doesn't hit something else and you like the looks of.

    Re: J T -- If you snag your QR on something, you'd have been screwed even if you didn't have QRs.

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