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Old 08-12-09, 10:00 PM   #1
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Which side???

Possibly a non- important question--

However, does it matter which side of the bike the front wheel quick release lever is on (Trek 7.3FX) I took it off but didn't pay attention. I am not sure if it matters or not.

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Old 08-12-09, 10:54 PM   #2
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Most people have the quick release levers on the left. On the front it doesn't really matter though.
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Old 08-12-09, 11:03 PM   #3
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At the shop we put the front wheel into a fork so that the rider can read the writting on the hub and thr QR's on the left.

If there is no writting on the hub I put the outward threaded spokes "pulling" the rim forward. Although I'd imagine there is no engineering/physics reason to do this.
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If the hybrid has disc then I would put it on the right.
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Hello I do not see what difference the 'writing on the hub' makes because the skewer comes out anyway.

as stated most people put it on the left because that is where it has always been (as the rear skewer is on the left because of the derailluer)

most people also try and align the lever so that when it is closed it is more or less parralell to the fork blade to avoid it being caught on something.
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to answer your question, no it doesn't matter. do what feels best for you .
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At the shop we put the front wheel into a fork so that the rider can read the writting on the hub and thr QR's on the left.

If there is no writting on the hub I put the outward threaded spokes "pulling" the rim forward. Although I'd imagine there is no engineering/physics reason to do this.
When I build a rear wheel, I put the "pulling" spokes on the inside. If they're on the outside, a chain shifted into the spokes will tend to jam towards the hub. I haven't shifted my chain into the spokes in 7 or 8 years (and it was with a very worn rear derailleur then), but it's still a safety measure.
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Doesn't matter for the wheel, afaik, but it might matter for the tire if it's a treaded tire. Tread on my tires do some water-channeling, so I make sure the tire is facing "forward".
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When I build a rear wheel, I put the "pulling" spokes on the inside. If they're on the outside, a chain shifted into the spokes will tend to jam towards the hub.
Ok, I'll follow that. But, what if you build a fixed wheel, do you bulid the oposite sides in the opposite directions?
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