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VO Grand Cru Bolt On Hub QR Conversion?

Old 05-23-19, 09:12 PM
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VO Grand Cru Bolt On Hub QR Conversion?

This may be a very dumb question. I may have a deal on a VO Grand Cru wheelset but the front appears to be a bolt on similar to the link below. The axle is hollow. Do you think it could be converted to QR? Anyone had any experience with these hubs?

https://velo-orange.com/collections/...ront-fixed-hub


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At a minimum, you would have to cut cut the axle shorter to even consider converting to a QR lever. Id suggest contacting VO to see if you can buy a substitute front axle.

The nutted front axle is pretty appealing for bikes that you would leave locked up in public. Maybe you would have a use for that?
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If you can fit a skewer through it, then cutting it down would work fine, as long as you trim it far enough that no part sticks out past the dropout.

Looks like that front hub is nutted to match their "track" rear hub.
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