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Originally Posted by jbucky1
I think he means that he has wheels which are bolt on, with nuts. And the simple answer if you have these is : no cannot make quick release, have to get a new hub (center part of the wheel) and get wheels rebuilt or get all new wheels.. ie big money
Solid axle hubs can often be converted to quick release by substituting a hollow axle. Sometimes the bearing cones need to be changed out as well. Trouble is, though, that a wheel with a solid type axle is usually of very low quality and probably not worth messing with. An LBS can help you determine this stuff.
Also, a new (quick release) wheelset is not necessarily expensive. You can pick up a serviceable entry-level set for $100 from an online retailer like Jenson, Wheelworld, etc..
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Last edited by kenhill3; 08-07-08 at 08:55 AM.