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 Post subject: Dropout problem
PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:18 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:10 pm
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Location: Bucharest
Hello guyz. I have a problem with my winter/commuter/cheap bike. It's a Bianchi flash, and it has horrizontal dropouts, also Quick realese. How can i make the wheel not to move in the dropouts when i put power on the pedals? Thank you!


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 Post subject: Re: Dropout problem
PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:50 am 
Old School Grand Master

Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2007 1:55 pm
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Location: New Forest, UK
Make sure the QR is a decent Shimano or Campagnolo one with the internal cam. The trick external cam ones are just not up to it. Then do it up TIGHT. If you don't get a dent in your hand when you tighten the QR it's too loose.


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 Post subject: Re: Dropout problem
PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:16 am 
Dirt Disciple

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It's Shimano with internal cam. I'll try tighter. Thank you


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 Post subject: Re: Dropout problem
PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:38 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:24 pm
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Location: New Brunswick, Canada
You can also try replacing the serrated nuts on the end of the axle, or sharpen up the serrations with a file. They need to "bite" the frame dropouts well.

J


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 Post subject: Re: Dropout problem
PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:53 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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make sure the axle doesnt sit proud of the drop-outs when tightened up as this means the QR is bolting to the wheel rather than the frame.


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 Post subject: Re: Dropout problem
PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 6:06 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:10 pm
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Thank you all for the replys. I fixed it, the serrations from the QR didn't bite well.


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 Post subject: Re: Dropout problem
PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:14 am 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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Whats the wheels/hubs? Can you not just replace the QR axle with a solid one and bolt it on


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