Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Singlespeed & Fixed Gear
Reload this Page >

Bolt-on front disc wheel? (Not QR)

Notices
Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

Bolt-on front disc wheel? (Not QR)

Old 11-14-15, 10:57 PM
  #1  
Bat56
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Bat56's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: St.Paul, MN
Posts: 1,809
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 39 Post(s)
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Bolt-on front disc wheel? (Not QR)

I've gotten used to bolt-on wheels and appreciate the security since my bike gets parked on the street during the day.

I have a 700c outfitted with fenders and 35cm tires that I rode most of last winter because we didn't get a lot of snow. The wheels are the cheap velomine CR18s on Formula hubs. I want to convert the front to a disc brake.

Is there a bolt-on hub with disc brake that I can build a cheap-ass wheel around because I'm a cheap-ass (and see the point about bike parking)? It's hard to search for because the bolt-on rotor messes with the search terms. I'm looking for an entry level dibs huh that's not QR.

I know the front wheel has nothing to do with ss/fg but this is probably the best place for the question.
Bat56 is offline  
Old 11-14-15, 11:44 PM
  #2  
CliffordK
Senior Member
 
CliffordK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Eugene, Oregon, USA
Posts: 24,969
Mentioned: 202 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13354 Post(s)
Liked 1,785 Times in 1,350 Posts
I think I've seen them, perhaps on cheap bikes/parts.

You should be able to replace any of the standard cone/axle setups with a standard 9mm solid axle.

https://www.amazon.com/Wheels-Manufac.../dp/B001CARKFU
CliffordK is offline  
Old 11-15-15, 12:17 AM
  #3  
taras0000
Lapped 3x
 
taras0000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: 43.2330941,-79.8022037,17
Posts: 1,720
Mentioned: 13 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 324 Post(s)
Liked 20 Times in 17 Posts
Straight axle swap as CliffordK mentions.
taras0000 is offline  
Old 11-15-15, 07:51 AM
  #4  
nripin
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 72
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
+1 axle swap!!
nripin is offline  
Old 11-15-15, 08:16 AM
  #5  
hairnet
Fresh Garbage
 
hairnet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 13,197

Bikes: N+1

Mentioned: 21 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 350 Post(s)
Liked 16 Times in 9 Posts
Axle swap will work probably only with Shimano hubs. Not many disc hubs use cup/cone bearings. When you do find a hub with cup/cone bearings check that it doesn't have an oversized axle, which some Shimano hubs have.

Last edited by hairnet; 11-15-15 at 11:11 AM.
hairnet is offline  
Old 11-15-15, 09:09 AM
  #6  
TejanoTrackie 
Veteran Racer
 
TejanoTrackie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Ciudad de Vacas, Tejas
Posts: 11,352

Bikes: 29 frames + 72 wheels

Mentioned: 22 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 825 Post(s)
Liked 140 Times in 78 Posts
It sounds like the only reason the OP prefers a nutted axle over a QR is for security. In that case why not just get a bolted skewer instead of a QR, which requires a tool for removal.

Delta Cycle Axlerodz - REI.com
__________________
What, Me Worry? - Alfred E. Neuman

Originally Posted by Dcv View Post
I'd like to think i have as much money as brains.
I see the light at the end of the tunnel, but the tunnel keeps getting longer - me
TejanoTrackie is offline  
Old 11-15-15, 09:23 AM
  #7  
yooperbiker
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Upper Michigan USA
Posts: 186
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Yep, just Google Bolt On Skewer and you will see lots of options - quick and easy. Most just use a hex key, some use a special shaped key device (don't loose it!).
yooperbiker is offline  
Old 11-15-15, 09:44 AM
  #8  
hairnet
Fresh Garbage
 
hairnet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 13,197

Bikes: N+1

Mentioned: 21 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 350 Post(s)
Liked 16 Times in 9 Posts
But how secure are they with disc brakes?
hairnet is offline  
Old 11-15-15, 10:02 AM
  #9  
johnnytheboy
Senior Member
 
johnnytheboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: BANNED.
Posts: 3,899
Mentioned: 37 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 443 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 12 Times in 7 Posts

surly ultra new front disc hub is ~$85....
johnnytheboy is offline  
Old 11-15-15, 10:08 AM
  #10  
Mumonkan
Brown Jersey Winner
 
Mumonkan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: The Bad Woods.
Posts: 8,806
Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 243 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
i have paul hubs on the ecr which are both disc and 6mm allen bolt ons, surly is good if you dont need such fancy ones
Mumonkan is offline  
Old 11-15-15, 11:25 AM
  #11  
hairnet
Fresh Garbage
 
hairnet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 13,197

Bikes: N+1

Mentioned: 21 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 350 Post(s)
Liked 16 Times in 9 Posts
build a cheap-ass wheel
XT hub for about $30
Shimano Deore XT M756 Disc Hub > Components > Wheel Parts > Rear Hubs | Jenson USA

You can possibly find a suitable axle at a co-op
hairnet is offline  
Old 11-15-15, 07:29 PM
  #12  
JohnDThompson 
Old fart
 
JohnDThompson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Appleton WI
Posts: 22,340

Bikes: Several, mostly not name brands.

Mentioned: 131 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2495 Post(s)
Liked 1,031 Times in 668 Posts
Originally Posted by Bat56 View Post
I want to convert the front to a disc brake.
Is the fork designed to use a disk brake? Disk brakes put a lot of force on the fork blade, and if it isn't up to snuff, unpleasant things can happen.
JohnDThompson is offline  
Old 11-15-15, 07:34 PM
  #13  
Kindaslow
Senior Member
 
Kindaslow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Seattlish
Posts: 2,751

Bikes: SWorks Stumpy, Haibike Xduro RX, Crave SS

Mentioned: 13 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 513 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 7 Times in 5 Posts
Originally Posted by JohnDThompson View Post
Is the fork designed to use a disk brake? Disk brakes put a lot of force on the fork blade, and if it isn't up to snuff, unpleasant things can happen.
No worries, he did not mention his fork in this build, so he is not planning on using a caliper, just a disc.....

Kindaslow is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Tandem Tom
Touring
41
07-20-18 10:13 PM
Sullalto
Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets
8
01-07-18 09:15 AM
blaw86
Bicycle Mechanics
5
07-27-17 09:55 PM
RFEngineer
General Cycling Discussion
3
10-12-15 05:04 PM
hairnet
Recumbent
2
07-22-12 05:15 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.