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Mark AlexanderMark Alexander Posts: 2,277
edited January 2008 in Road general
I've been looking at pics of some fixed bikes and notice that a lot are using bolts on the front not quick release. Why is this?
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  • tatanabtatanab Posts: 1,283
    Because real track bikes have solid axles back and front, no QR. So if you buy hubs in pairs for use on fixed you will have a solid axle.

    My fixed has a QR on the front simply because that is what I had lying around when I built the wheel.
  • BronzieBronzie Posts: 4,927
    .........and the reason they have solid rear axle is that you definitely don't want the wheel pulling over on a track bike when you stomp on the pedals, so those track nuts are done up nice and tight, at least on the rear wheel.
  • I suppose that the front wheel can't be stolen as easily when parked :twisted:
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    10TT 24:36 25TT: 57:59 50TT: 2:08:11, 100TT: 4:30:05 12hr 204.... unfinished business
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