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Old 09-23-11, 10:58 AM   #1
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Ever seen quick releses like these?

Has anyone ever seen anything like this before on a wheel?
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Old 09-23-11, 11:03 AM   #2
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They are called "wingnuts." Those two don't match.

And yes, I've seen those before.
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They were a lot more common in the old days .... but a real qr is much better.
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Wing Nutz.

Classy, but not very useful.
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I'm going to be using a set on a bike I'm building now for the first time since The Summer of Love.
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What's the bike? Had similar ones on an old 50's Hopper I used to own.
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With the appropriate sized cork they make very cool wine stoppers. A buddy has one.

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What's the bike? Had similar ones on an old 50's Hopper I used to own.
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Those are the "slow releases" that QR's were invented to replace.
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Scott is correct.

From Campy Only:

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It was during one of Tullio's races as an amateur that he confronted a problem which often faced cyclists of those days -- removing a wheel. On November 11th, 1927, with snow covering the roads of the Italian Dolomite mountains (that's him in the photo, on that very day!), Tullio was riding over the Croce D'Aune Pass in the Gran Premio della Vittoria race and needed to remove his rear wheel to change gears (more on that below). Because the large wingnuts that held his wheel on had frozen and his hands were too cold to budge them, he was unable to remove his wheel to change gears, and lost his chance at victory that day.
As he struggled to free his wheel, he muttered five words to himself that changed the history of cycling:

"Bisogno cambiá qualcossa de drio!"

Those words ("Something must change in the rear!") and that simple event -- a wheel that couldn't be removed -- started Tullio thinking. He went back to his workshop, and emerged with the invention of the quick-release lever (in 1930) and, soon after, an early bicycle derailleur (1933).
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That's a Gripfast wing nut on the right.
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