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QR front wheel on for track racing?(6 posts)

QR front wheel on for track racing?Qubeley
Dec 2, 2002 12:28 PM
I am building a track bike for racing(Bianchi Pista Concept 2003). I do have a budget, so I was wondering if I can use a road bike front wheel with quick release. With the money saved, I can afford a better rear wheel.
Anyone actually use a regular road front wheel for velodrome racing?
re: QR front wheel on for track racing?synapselapse
Dec 2, 2002 1:08 PM
I can't speak about everywhere, but at my hometown velodrome QRs are explicity not allowed...
$8.00 conversionDave Hickey
Dec 2, 2002 1:20 PM
Buy a solid axle from thirdhand/loosescrews from $5.00 and get a couple of stainless nuts and washers from your hardware store. Works great.
re: QR front wheel on for track racing?brider
Dec 2, 2002 3:12 PM
Control Tech sold QRS that used a hex-wrench to loosen the wheel. I've used these for a front wheel before.
I don't think there's a track that'll let you use qr wheelsroadcyclist
Dec 2, 2002 4:07 PM
MAYBE in a Kilo, where you're the only person on the track but probably not even then - they'll tell you it's a liability issue. The above posts offered solid advice.
Nothing wrong with it... commi's will just make you tape it upPODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Dec 3, 2002 5:02 PM
Theres nothing wrong with using a regular front wheel. Just be aware the commisaires will make you tape the skewer up so it can't come open.