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Old 08-18-05, 11:48 PM
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Interference Between QR Nut and Rear Der.

When I'm removing and installing my rear wheel, the rear derailleur gets in the way of the quick release hub, making it pretty difficult to get the wheel on and off. Bike is a Marin Pine Mountain. Rear Der is Shimano XT. Anybody else have this kind of problem? Any solution?
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Happens with me too. Bl**dy annoying. I just fiddle every time.
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Yeah, especially on a bike with disc brakes. I have to make sure they're seated properly while trying to pull the RD out of the way and shove the QR past it. Fun.
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Put the QR on the non-drive side.
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Originally Posted by MichaelW
Put the QR on the non-drive side.
The QR lever is on the non-drive side. I'm having trouble with the nut on the other end of the skewer. Sorry if that wasn't clear.
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Originally Posted by Peek the Geek
The QR lever is on the non-drive side. I'm having trouble with the nut on the other end of the skewer. Sorry if that wasn't clear.
Try for a different smaller nut if that is the issue.
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Originally Posted by sydney
Try for a different smaller nut if that is the issue.
I wasn't sure if there were smaller nuts. Is that something I can buy seperately, or would I need to buy a new skewer?
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^^^...I got a a big box full of skewers,so can pick and choose.LBS may have old ones with somethng workable.
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I serviced my bike again today and looked at this problem closely. Problem is alleviated when pushing the skewer towards the right; this pushes the nut away from the frame and creates a small amount of extra space due to the slight taper of the derailer body. Doesn't solve it completely, but becomes easier. Perhaps I'll take a file to the nut tomorrow to make a flat face on one side.
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