Quick release lever position

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  • In your opinion then, what was it on the front of the offending bike that broke a spoke of the rear wheel of the guy in front?

    I trust you... if you say you've witnessed it, then you have... my post did mean exactly what it said. I accept it can happen... it is a 1 in a million but it can happen
    left the forum March 2023

  • In your opinion then, what was it on the front of the offending bike that broke a spoke of the rear wheel of the guy in front?

    I trust you... if you say you've witnessed it, then you have... my post did mean exactly what it said. I accept it can happen... it is a 1 in a million but it can happen

    I can't be certain it was the QR, as I didn't see that kind of detail, but I can't think what else it could have been.....
  • I can't be certain it was the QR, as I didn't see that kind of detail, but I can't think what else it could have been.....

    Don't retreat now... it has happened!
    left the forum March 2023
  • It could have possibly happened but it could also have been that the spoke was previously damaged by such things as an over-shifting chain gnarling the spoke or the ingress of the rear mech cage into the wheel and the additional lateral load of the other bike was enough to break it at that time. I've had spokes break unexpectedly that on closer inspection were the result of earlier non-terminal damage.

    Ultimately though, whatever caused it to break was exacerbated by the numpty riding into the back of the bike in front.
  • mattsccm
    mattsccm Posts: 409
    We all know that the rules are American.. Pointing forward , under the chainstay is the neatest and cannot be snagged. MTBers have no idea of style anyway so they can do what they like. Have never had a QR snag to make me notice in 30 years of MTBing.
    Front behind fork.
    Both must be adjusted to tuck in properly. bloody silly modern external cam designs don't always tuck is as nice as a proper curved Campag one.
  • gethinceri
    gethinceri Posts: 1,536
    I have taken the "Boudicca" recommendation, avoid me.
  • keef66
    keef66 Posts: 13,123
    I can't put my Shimano QR lever where I want to on the rear of my CR1 because of the shape of the frame where the stays meet the dropout. However, since I'm a solitary, antisocial cyclist this does not worry me unduly.
  • slowbike
    slowbike Posts: 8,498
    As long as it isn't pointing down it's not too much of an issue ...

    If it's normally pointing down then you won't notice when it's lose - like the ladies front wheel qr skewer I saw on Saturday on the train (we were both on the train) - I guess she'd been riding about like that too !!
    It wasn't just undone - it was totally lose - took quite a few turns to get it tight enough for the qr to even engage ...
  • paul2718
    paul2718 Posts: 471
    I point mine backwards. I used to point the rear up into the triangle, then I had a puncture induced off and during the slide the rear skewer came undone. ISTM that the potential for additional damage with bits wobbling about loose while sliding, the possibility of destroying the important part of the skewer, and the extra hassle of figuring out if the bike was safe to ride on, all mean that pointing the rear backwards makes sense. So that's what I now do.

    Paul