I bought myself a lovely set of Pro-Lite Rosa track wheels on a 50% off sale, on CRC. Only problem is they arrived with the front wheel sporting a QR hub.
CRC is happy to take them back, but can’t replace the set as they have no more stock (and I’ve already glued a tire on the rear, which has a proper through axel hub.
I can’t find the UCI rules for track bikes, but am pretty sure a QR is a no no. Its probably not really safe on the track anyway.
I’m looking into having the hub rebuilt, but perhaps you fine folk can give some input on the UCI rules in the mean time?
Also, an alternative to a hub rebuild would be a cam-less ‘quick release skewer’ with bolts on either end – I can hear the bigger guys gasping already, as I’m sure this has a major strength and stiffness factor.
But the catch is, I’m only ~124 pounds.
Input from the Enlighted and Experienced will be appreciated.