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I have a single speed with horizontal sliding dropouts. It has a nutted axle in the back. I was thinking about getting a new wheelset built with quick release rear axle. Would the QR hold the rear wheel in place in the dropouts as strong as a nutte axle? I'm concerned that I might have slippage problems with a QR. Any thoughts?
 

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If you use chain tugs along with a good qr you should not have any probs.
 

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krokus454 said:
I have a single speed with horizontal sliding dropouts. It has a nutted axle in the back. I was thinking about getting a new wheelset built with quick release rear axle. Would the QR hold the rear wheel in place in the dropouts as strong as a nutte axle? I'm concerned that I might have slippage problems with a QR. Any thoughts?
No, a QR won't hold a strong. But you can purchace doodads called "chain tugs" that hold the axle in place, thereby allowing you to use a QR without slippage. I use such a system on my horiz dropout On-One... never a slip.

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If you have sliding dropouts QR will be fine. Track ends or horizontal dropouts I would go with bolt on and some chain tugs, although I run my fixed without tugs and I have never had an issue with slipping.
 

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Another caveat is all QR's are not created equal. The interior cam (Shimano and Campy) are far superior to exterior cam (Salsa, Mavic and all the rest). I actually had a front QR pull out from the fork dropouts with disc brakes. If you do decided to go with QR's, make sure they are Shimano or Campy.
 

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i had tons of disc brake jack slippage with both a mavic, and a salsa on my track ends in steel. I moved to an XT skewer and no issues since.

If I ever do build up a new SS specific wheel, i debate going bolt on hub.
 

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ISuckAtRiding said:
nut tuggers work great with QR axles, and really should be used with a nutted axle anyways because overtightening the nuts can mangle the dropouts, especially if aluminum.
My frame is steel, but I would be interested in purchasing some. Can I buy directly from you?
 

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mattKHS said:
...I moved to an XT skewer and no issues since...
I bought one off the bay and it was not XT as seller claimed and pictured, so I sent it back. :madmax:

Where's a good place to buy genuine XT skewerw online for good price?
 

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aka brad said:
Another caveat is all QR's are not created equal. The interior cam (Shimano and Campy) are far superior to exterior cam (Salsa, Mavic and all the rest). I actually had a front QR pull out from the fork dropouts with disc brakes. If you do decided to go with QR's, make sure they are Shimano or Campy.
I am , by no means, a newcomer to wrenching bikes, but reading this was a revelation.... I never really made the distimction between internal and external cam QR's....... THANK YOU.................. I'll have to start wearing my "Mr.Know-it-all" shirt in-side-out.
 
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