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Old 08-11-07, 09:42 PM   #1
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Rear skewer on fixie?

I'm looking at buying a Jamie Roy but my understanding is that I can't get a QR skewer on the rear. Something to do with the hub. Can someone explain this?

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If the hub doesn't have a hollow opening designed for QR skewers you can't install one. At least to my knowledge.

Just wondering why you want a rear QR?
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just dont get one, thats explanation enough
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I'm looking at buying a Jamie Roy but my understanding is that I can't get a QR skewer on the rear. Something to do with the hub. Can someone explain this?

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listen pal... i normally would be a dick to you, but i can tell there's something about you that i like. so just take everybody's advice and don't get a quick release rear. you just don't want it. some day you'll understand.
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Old 08-11-07, 11:26 PM   #5
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The majority of QR rear hubs dont have enough grip to hold a wheel in place with horizontal drop outs or track ends. Although there are some that do,they are usually older style steel models similar to the campy/shimano ones.
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The majority of QR rear hubs dont have enough grip to hold a wheel in place with horizontal drop outs or track ends. Although there are some that do,they are usually older style steel models similar to the campy/shimano ones.
I have a QR rear and had horrible tension problems with a QR. The chain would pop and when it did work, there was too much slack--dangerously so. I got a allen skewer and tugs and life's dandy.

It is also REALLY hard to find the good steel QR skewers.
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the quick release wouldnt have enough power to hold your rear hub in place, as with fixed gears the forces exerted are greater and can be in both directions. this isnt the case with singlespeeds, qr's can be used w/ horizontal drops no problem.

i doubt you would have a problem if you went with a reasonable gear ratio and you ran a brake and never skidded. but still, dont do it. people will laugh and you will look silly.
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the quick release wouldnt have enough power to hold your rear hub in place, as with fixed gears the forces exerted are greater and can be in both directions. this isnt the case with singlespeeds, qr's can be used w/ horizontal drops no problem.

i doubt you would have a problem if you went with a reasonable gear ratio and you ran a brake and never skidded. but still, dont do it. people will laugh and you will look silly.
Trackstanding at a red light, pushing down HARD on your pedal to accelerate, only to have the chain pop and the hub slip, would be awfully embarassing. Thankfully I don't know from experience.
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the quick release wouldnt have enough power to hold your rear hub in place, as with fixed gears the forces exerted are greater and can be in both directions. this isnt the case with singlespeeds, qr's can be used w/ horizontal drops no problem.

i doubt you would have a problem if you went with a reasonable gear ratio and you ran a brake and never skidded. but still, dont do it. people will laugh and you will look silly.
I agree that whenn i used my SS cassette wheel on my track frame that it didnt slip very often,but when it did i bent the end of the skewer.
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why do you bozos always poke fun at pefectly normal questions? you act like explaining the clamping capabilities of a QR is like teaching astro physics to a person in a coma. nobody but you could possibly understand that it won't clamp down tight enough. that requires higher order thinking skills that only the most learned bicycle mechanic possess . . .
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i'd suggest about getting a quick release in the back, i'd imagine tensioning the chain (unless you have tensioners) would be a tough task.
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If the hub doesn't have a hollow opening designed for QR skewers you can't install one. At least to my knowledge.

Just wondering why you want a rear QR?
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Just for the convenience of not having to carry a wrench. Since all my experience is on traditional road bikes I'm just use to being able to pull the wheel(s) quickly.

Thanks to all who answered. I shall follow your advice.
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listen pal... i normally would be a dick to you, but i can tell there's something about you that i like. so just take everybody's advice and don't get a quick release rear. you just don't want it. some day you'll understand.
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Just for the convenience of not having to carry a wrench. Since all my experience is on traditional road bikes I'm just use to being able to pull the wheel(s) quickly.

Thanks to all who answered. I shall follow your advice.
Ah, so you have a flip-flop hub? There is a thread ongoing about lightweight 15mm wrench options.
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Not trying to highjack the thread but I had this same question regarding locking skewers
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