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Old 02-16-07, 11:52 PM   #1
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disc brakes and quick release levers

I'll preface this by saying that I know next to nothing about disc brakes. I'm planning a singlespeed and would like to put some disc brakes on it to learn a little more about them.

I was wondering if it would be a bad idea to put a quick release skewer on the front wheel of a bike if that wheel has disc brakes. This is probably an ignorant question, but I haven't found too many discussions about it in my searches (google and here).

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It's no problem whatsoever, lots of bikes run discs with just QR's.
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The Avid BB-7 is everything you need.

Out of curiousity, what is the appeal of single speed bikes?
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simplicity, they're fun.
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I don't think this is a stupid question. There was some controversy when discs first came out-- the braking forces near the hub completely change the forces, and there were some problems reported. I don't know that I would use a Ti skewer, but QRs are pretty much standard with disc systems these days. I don't give is a second thought.

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I'll preface this by saying that I know next to nothing about disc brakes. I'm planning a singlespeed and would like to put some disc brakes on it to learn a little more about them.

I was wondering if it would be a bad idea to put a quick release skewer on the front wheel of a bike if that wheel has disc brakes. This is probably an ignorant question, but I haven't found too many discussions about it in my searches (google and here).

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Just make sure they're decently tight.

Sometimes when I ride my friends rigs and their QR's arent tight you can see the wheel pull to the disc side under braking.
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It will work fine, just don't run a rotor larger than 7"
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Lots of people run 8" hydro's with no problem on a QR, just make sure it isnt loose.
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He hit the nail on the head.
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