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    backwoods bicycle militia hobbsc's Avatar
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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.

    "the bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began...there was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land."


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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.

    Quote Originally Posted by hobbsc
    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).

    Thanks!

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by wethepeople
    simplicity, they're fun.
    He hit the nail on the head.
    Namaste.

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