Single Speed Wheelset Question - Quick release option?

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Single Speed Wheelset Question - Quick release option?

Postby razon » Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:13 am

Hey.. just wandering if you can change the normal bolt skewers on my ss into a quick release skewers?
I've been using it more often as a commuter and was thinking it'll be hard to change the tube or repair the tube in case of a puncture.. Just trying to avoid in bringing a wrench :|

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Re: Single Speed Wheelset Question - Quick release option?

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:32 am

New axles with skewers. Jusr carry a 15mm spanner like everyone else.

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Re: Single Speed Wheelset Question - Quick release option?

Postby rustychisel » Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:55 pm

BRLVR.v2 wrote:New axles with skewers. Jusr carry a 15mm spanner like everyone else.


agreed. Not all axles are the same (pitch and thread etc) so that affects the cones, locking washers etc, and QR means your wheels are easier/quicker to steal. Dave is right, carry a 15mm spanner with your spare tube etc

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Re: Single Speed Wheelset Question - Quick release option?

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:29 pm

Doesn't need to be big,just get quality . I ebayed 15mm sidchrome open end/ring end spanner, cut it I half and rounded the cut. Ringone fits in my undersaddle bag with c02 and tube.

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Re: Single Speed Wheelset Question - Quick release option?

Postby rustychisel » Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:52 pm

I'm a ponce lol

ebayed a genuineeey Sugino track spanner.

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Re: Single Speed Wheelset Question - Quick release option?

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:14 pm

rustychisel wrote:I'm a ponce lol

ebayed a genuineeey Sugino track spanner.



Ray deserves the best.
I'm just a lover of the ghetto style.

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Re: Single Speed Wheelset Question - Quick release option?

Postby razon » Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:28 pm

Sweet.. Spanner it is..

BRLVR.v2 wrote:Doesn't need to be big,just get quality . I ebayed 15mm sidchrome open end/ring end spanner, cut it I half and rounded the cut. Ringone fits in my undersaddle bag with c02 and tube.


Clever :mrgreen:

Thanks fellas!!

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Re: Single Speed Wheelset Question - Quick release option?

Postby Hamster » Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:39 am

Certainly carrying a spanner is an option. However a set of these is, in my opinion a far better option and looks far more cool.


http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/NOS-TWO-PAIR-ALLOY-STEEL-5-16-AXLE-WING-NUTS-/190722778137?pt=AU_Sport_Cycling_Parts&hash=item2c67f6a419#ht_617wt_777
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