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Front wheels for track use

DyffersDyffers Posts: 2
edited June 2008 in Track
Are they any different?

I've picked up a basic track bike to save me the cost and annoyance of re-setting up the hire bikes at Calshot. I have some much nicer wheels (currently with QR's) than the ones on the bike hanging in my garage.

So, if I change the axle for a nutted one, is there any difference between a 'track' front wheel and a 'road' front wheel?


  • andypandyp Posts: 9,157
    Nope, none. Front dropouts are a standard 100mm across and there should be no issues with using a quick release front wheel on a track bike.
  • BronzieBronzie Posts: 4,927
    Although a lot of track riders prefer tubs over clincher because they are more controllable in the event of a blowout/puncture - if the wheels on the track bike you've bought are tubs it may be advisable to stick with those, especially on a steeply banked track like Calshot.
  • scherritscherrit Posts: 360
    Quick route may be, instead of swapping the entire axle, just get a skewer with allen heads on the ends so you haven't got the Q/R lever sticking out.
    If you're as fat as me, all bikes are bendy.
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