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Quick release on front wheel

Old 08-20-19, 01:26 PM
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Quick release on front wheel

Is this an ok thing to do?
i have a sweet old school 28 spoked American Classic front wheel begging to be used.
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Old 08-20-19, 01:56 PM
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If you're not riding on the Track, it should be perfectly fine.
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Old 08-20-19, 02:04 PM
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Yep, in fact that is SOP for my FG road riding.
If you have to install a fresh tire measure to make sure and fit the widest supple tire that clears the fork to get a more compliant ride, the same applies to the rear as wear requires.

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I've been riding fix gear with a front QR since I started riding fixed in 1976.

I don't ride the widest possible tires on any of my fix gears unless I am going off road. Did a century Sunday on 25c tires. (Now that is pretty close to max on that bike as it was designed around a 25c rear tire slid forward to almost touching the seat tube and Sunday I put the 23 tooth on for the biggest hill. About 2 mm either side. Would have been even closer with my 24 tooth cog.)

My winter/rain/city fix gear is set up with 28c Paselas. It has room for bigger (I could probably run 35s on that bike) but I never felt I wanted a bigger tire on pavement with no snow or ice. I really don't like big or squishy tires on my fix gears. On gravel, I will ride narrow tires I simply won't on a geared bike. This is in large part because I have felt from the beginning of my fix gear riding the fix gears will power through problems and come out the other side. (Not always and I try not to be stupid, but many times I have continued on with no more that a temporary heart stoppage from road pothole, rut, debris encounters that I was sure was taking me down. The control of a fix gear at moderate speeds is a lot like a manual transmission in a car and is a huge benefit on gravel, snow and ice. I used to commute on roads I simply could not ride on a geared bike in my Massachusetts/Michigan carless days. In winter, 33c or smaller cyclocross sewups.)

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Old 08-20-19, 04:12 PM
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Originally Posted by thehammerdog View Post
Is this an ok thing to do?
i have a sweet old school 28 spoked American Classic front wheel begging to be used.
Yes, and it allows you to remove the front wheel and line it up next to the rear to make locking up easier and more secure.
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No reason *not* to use a QR in front.
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Old 08-20-19, 10:45 PM
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Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
No reason *not* to use a QR in front.
Thanks
it will look great and save me a ton of weight.
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Old 08-21-19, 07:33 AM
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Even on the track, just use a bolt-on skewer.
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Old 08-22-19, 01:32 PM
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Unless you're racing on a track, there's no problem using a quick release on the rear wheel, either. Just be sure to use a traditional, enclosed-cam quick release rather than those new-fangled open-cam designs. Those open-cam ones don't clamp firmly enough to hold the wheel in a horizontal dropout slot.
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