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09-17-2006, 10:35 PM #1
Can a hub that is set up for non-quick release be switched to quick release easily?
I have a pair of Cyclepro mountain bike wheels that have the old school department store type nut and threaded skewers and not the quick release. Short of a new hub and rebuilding the wheels is there any easy way to convert these over to work on quick release?
09-17-2006, 11:07 PM #2
Yes, get new axles and QR's. That's it, really.
(BTW, whatever you have has axles and nuts, and not skewers)
You will figure it out, it is simple shit. (Go to a bike shop and bro down)
09-18-2006, 10:10 AM #3Originally Posted by rideit
09-18-2006, 10:31 AM #4
Old school oversized butterfly nuts can still be found or else made.Recently overheard: "Hey Ralph, what were you drinking that time that you set your face on fire?"
09-18-2006, 12:25 PM #5
Having never done it before, take this with a grain of salt. Like rideit said, get new hollow axles--I assume they would be the same OD as the ones in there and need to have the same TPI/whatever as the old axles so your cones with thread on. Youll have to rebuild the hubs which may or may not be a pain on older/low-end parts. Back in the day I tried rebuilding my Nasbar hubs on numerous occasions and could never get the cones to sit just right on the bearings--never could get those darned things perfect.A fucking show dog with fucking papers
09-18-2006, 01:36 PM #6
Theoretically, it's very simple.
But in real life it's just one of those things that just never works out that easily. More of a pain than it's worth, and the time and money spent doesn't justify the result.
Just buy a cheap pair of new QR wheels. Your LBS should have some take offs or be able to get some for you for $50 or so.
09-18-2006, 01:39 PM #7Originally Posted by BLOOD SWEAT STEELA fucking show dog with fucking papers
09-18-2006, 01:42 PM #8
Personally, I think it is easier than patching a tube.
09-18-2006, 10:36 PM #9
Those glueless patch kits confound the heck out of me, too.Nevermore, however weary, should one faint by the way who gains the blessings of one mountain day; whatever his fate, long life, short life, stormy or calm, he is rich forever. -- John Muir
09-19-2006, 09:14 AM #10Originally Posted by rideit
I'm with BSS on this one. He's gonna need cone wrenches, axle vice, vice....w/out this stuff you will drive yourself carazy.
To answer the OP question....it can be done, but I don't think its nec. easy for someone who is not a bike mech. to do at home."It's too bad that a lot of people have never experienced the feeling of rollerblading in the cool air of a summer evening"
09-19-2006, 02:28 PM #11
Fair nuff'...I guess wrenching as a pro for 20 years has warped my judgement!
To witness, I don't change my own motor oil.
There ya' go.
09-19-2006, 08:30 PM #12
Get a new wheelset. You can get a decent set for $300. No headaches and you will have better wheels than the ones you speak of.