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Old 01-11-05, 07:04 PM   #1
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Question about Paul hubs and Locking Skewers

It is my understanding that Paul hubs gives you the option of choosing either bolt on axles or quick release. If you choose quick release, does this mean it is compatible with kryptonite's locking skewers?

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why would you want quick release for track bikes??
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why would you want quick release for track bikes??
Why not??

There have been several threads about this debatable topic(care to discuss chain lube anyone?) but if the skewers are good enough(i.e. strong enough) you should not have any problems. Check out this thread:

flip-flop rear wheel with quick change levers

As far as the compatibility issue is concerned you may have to do a little work on the skewer itself. This particular issue was discussed in the Commuting forum here:

Locking Strategy

I'm not sure how this relates to fixed hubs but I assume if a track hub has a hollow axle then it can't be much different from a road hub with a hollow axle. Maybe you should email the manufacturer on this.

info@paulcomp.com

Hope this helps.

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i don't want quick release on my track wheels but i would like to be able to use kryptonite locking skewers. these skewers don't work on track axles. i'm going to ask the manufacturer on this and let you know.
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I have Pauls hubs. Basically, the QR version is just like any other QR version, and as the Krypto is designed to replace a QR, I see no reason why it wouldn't work.....except if the Krypto doesnt provide enough clamping force for horizontal dropouts.

I ran a singlespeed once with horizontals and an old Shimano QR cranked hard and it worked fine, btw.
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