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Bolt on to quick release advice?

Old 03-27-23, 07:18 PM
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Bolt on to quick release advice?

I just bought a Zizzo Urbano and was thinking of converting the wheels to quick release.
Does anyone have experience making this conversion or advice on parts needed?
An Amazon link would be nice or any specs I'd need.

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You will need to swap the axles and depending of the hub, either remove the bearing and cups or make sure it fits the sealed bearings.
Cannot say much more since we don't know what wheel/hub you have.

I personally cannot see the advantage of quick release. if it is for puncture repair, just add a spanner to the repair kit you have to carry. Modern bikes are going away from quick release and use through axles that can be removed with multitool.
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You can get a conversion kit for $10 and then follow this video:
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If your axles are 3/8x26 or M10x1:


You screw these on both sides in place of the hex nuts.
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