Track Wheels

Where speeds may exceed 60 kmph

Track Wheels

Postby 15wilsonwu » Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:55 pm

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.
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Re: Track Wheels

Postby ozdavo » Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:00 pm

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

Postby 15wilsonwu » Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:05 pm

So theres a actual fixed axle connected to the wheel?
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Re: Track Wheels

Postby A_P » Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:12 pm

there are nuts on the ends of the axle instead of a QR
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Re: Track Wheels

Postby daacha » Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:34 am

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Re: Track Wheels

Postby 15wilsonwu » Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:41 pm

daacha wrote:Image


Ah, now I understand. Thanks
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Re: Track Wheels

Postby dv » Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:41 pm

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.
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