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Track Wheels

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:55 pm
by 15wilsonwu
Please excuse my lack of knowledge towards track cycling (I'm started to get into it), but im wondering if the wheels have a fixed axle? As in somehting like a un-removable quick release?

In attempt to make things clearer, the wheels im talking about is the Mavic Ellipse.

Re: Track Wheels

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:00 pm
by ozdavo
Quick releases are not allowed in track (unless they are securely taped to the fork leg). Track wheels require a tool for removal (Allen key, spanner, etc)


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Re: Track Wheels

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:05 pm
by 15wilsonwu
So theres a actual fixed axle connected to the wheel?

Re: Track Wheels

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:12 pm
by A_P
there are nuts on the ends of the axle instead of a QR

Re: Track Wheels

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:34 am
by daacha
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Re: Track Wheels

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:41 pm
by 15wilsonwu
daacha wrote:Image


Ah, now I understand. Thanks

Re: Track Wheels

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:41 pm
by dv
Just reviving this post as I just went through the options for converting an older quick release wheel to a track wheel.
If you replace the axle, you need new cones as the thread is different. Then I found skewers that do up with a hex key. They tend to be used on bikes so people cannot easily steal the wheels. But they are fine for the track and a lot simpler solution.