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How do you work a QR?

Old 11-04-05, 03:24 PM
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How do you work a QR?

You flip the lever to release it, and then do you loosen the fastener on the other side? Mine looks like a knurled dial.
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Old 11-04-05, 03:28 PM
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Only if you want to increase or decrease the grip strength of the QR when it's closed. Tightening that knurled knut will increase the grip, also make closing and opening more difficult. Loosening will make closing or releasing the QR lever easier BUT your wheel won't be gripped as securely. If your wheel is solidly mounted, leave it alone. I assume you're speaking of wheel QR levers and skewers, not the levers that some types of older brake QR's had - like Universals.

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Old 11-04-05, 05:17 PM
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I noticed that. But it seems that I can't get the wheel off unless I loosen the nut. What am I doing wrong?
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Old 11-04-05, 05:25 PM
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nothing. loosen the nut.
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Old 11-04-05, 05:27 PM
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Damm lawyer tabs.
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when you are done with the wheel and want to re-mount it, make sure that the QR lever begins to feel tight about halfway through it's travel.
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Old 11-04-05, 05:30 PM
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I suggest NOT filing the lawyer tabs down until you've got at least 10 years cycling experience....
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Originally Posted by The Fixer
I suggest NOT filing the lawyer tabs down until you've got at least 10 years cycling experience....
Or if you ever plan to sell the bike, or lend it to someone. Sure it is annoying; kinda like those crappy "hats" we wear. But I know those 2 twists are real hard for some (too much computer use) That said if you race (and actually have a support car right behind you with extra wheelsets) do it.
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Originally Posted by Enthalpic
Or if you ever plan to sell the bike, or lend it to someone. Sure it is annoying; kinda like those crappy "hats" we wear. But I know those 2 twists are real hard for some (too much computer use) That said if you race (and actually have a support car right behind you with extra wheelsets) do it.
For me it's not the bother of having to twist, it's the fact that the QR was never originally meant to have the lawyer tabs. It's a very clunky setup now. If they wanted something safer, they should have redesigned the whole thing, rather than just adding the tabs.

If I'm going to have to twist, I'd just as soon have something like the old control techs where you just bolt the thing on with a hex wrench. Just IMO.
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Originally Posted by cydewaze
For me it's not the bother of having to twist, it's the fact that the QR was never originally meant to have the lawyer tabs. It's a very clunky setup now. If they wanted something safer, they should have redesigned the whole thing, rather than just adding the tabs.

If I'm going to have to twist, I'd just as soon have something like the old control techs where you just bolt the thing on with a hex wrench. Just IMO.
Ditto! You can't call it a quick release if it isn't or doesn't.

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"quicker" release.




there are pills for that, i hear.
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I hate those lawyer tabs. I've had quick release on my bikes for 20 years before those stupid things appeared on a bike and NEVER had a wheel come off while riding. It was great before these damned things because you didn't have to mess with twisting the nut to get the lever tight enough, you just put the wheel back on and flip the lever and you're done. Stupid freaking lawyer tabs...
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Originally Posted by SDRider
I hate those lawyer tabs. I've had quick release on my bikes for 20 years before those stupid things appeared on a bike and NEVER had a wheel come off while riding. It was great before these damned things because you didn't have to mess with twisting the nut to get the lever tight enough, you just put the wheel back on and flip the lever and you're done. Stupid freaking lawyer tabs...
A bastard file and about 5 minutes fixes it.
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Originally Posted by 1955
A bastard file and about 5 minutes fixes it.
I'm seriously considering it. In fact, tomorrow the tabs come off.
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Originally Posted by 1955
A bastard file and about 5 minutes fixes it.
A little off topic, but I love the term "bastard file".
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Heh he, it's the little things, I was elated when I did my first wheel change on my new Fuji and found no lawyer tabs.
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