turbo trainer won't fit new bike!

on2wheels Posts: 102
edited March 2008 in Road beginners
I used to have an old Halfords steel road bike that fitted a turbo trainer I was lucky enough to be given, fitted no problem

I have now upgraded my bike to a Specialized Allez and the back wheel wont fit into the turbo trainer lugs, the quick release mechanism is much larger

My question is a) has anyone else had this sort of problem, and b) does anyone know a workaround

thanks in advance


  • mozwyn69
    mozwyn69 Posts: 170
    The tubo trainer should have come with it's own back wheel quick release / skewer as the standard bike one wont fit.
    Sometimes you have to lose yourself
    before you can find anything.
  • fluff.
    fluff. Posts: 771
    use the old bike? Or buy the cheapest qr skewer you can just for turbo use.
  • Lagavulin
    Lagavulin Posts: 1,688
    Has the turbo not got its own specific quick release? My Tacx came with one that is oversized compared with a conventional wheel QR I'd use out on the road.
  • milese
    milese Posts: 1,233
    I had this problem when I got a second hand turbo trainer without the skewer, and the skewer on my bike was too bulky. I just stuck an old MTB skewer on which fits fine, happened to be a shimano LX one.
  • wilkies80
    wilkies80 Posts: 67
    My cyclops came with a QR skewer. Make sure you haven't thrown it out or just use the one on your old bike .
  • on2wheels
    on2wheels Posts: 102
    thanks for the advice, much appreciated