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Old 03-20-08, 09:21 PM   #1
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does it really make a difference what side your quick release faces?

driver's side, drive side? is it like putting my cranks on the left side and waiting for the pedals to come off?
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Old 03-20-08, 09:23 PM   #2
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Do you run disc brakes?

I don't think there is a reason for one side or the other except for disc brakes and getting them caught in rotors.

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Old 03-20-08, 09:26 PM   #3
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No. On a geared bike, it's easier to put the lever on the non drive side because the derailleur gets in the way of the handle.

Other than that, it's just visual symmetry. I guess.
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quick releases go on the non-drive side. tires face drive side and their labels should be paired up with or opposite of the valve.

this is simply how things are done. it's a detail thing.
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quick release levers on the drive side is like wearing polo shirts tucked into khakis.
you won't end up in the emergency room, but that's not the point...
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Old 03-20-08, 09:33 PM   #6
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it's funny because some people talk ish if you put it on the drive side. one of my front wheels is q/r and it points whichever way it lands in the fork.
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lols fred.
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Old 03-20-08, 09:41 PM   #8
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fred? at least i'm not looking for a discount tandem.
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fred? at least i'm not looking for a discount tandem.
pwn3d.
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quick release levers on the drive side is like wearing polo shirts tucked into khakis.
you won't end up in the emergency room, but that's not the point...
i feel like extending this metaphor.

quick release levers on the drive side is like:

1. wearing your belt buckle on the right side
2. wearing your watch on your dominant wrist
3. wearing a brown belt with black shoes
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*more to come. maybe.
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Old 03-20-08, 09:47 PM   #11
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ask the freds in road & see wha'happens.
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