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On which side do you have your QR levers?
Left 91%  91%  [ 32 ]
Right 9%  9%  [ 3 ]
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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 12:52 pm 
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I always have the QR levers on the left hand side. (not sure what was my reasoning for that now but may have been to put some weight on the LH side side the RH has the cassette; now I have discs to balance the weight ...)

(for those that use skewers without levers, the question changes to on which side do you have the skewer head i.e. where the allen key fits)


:oops: hopefully nobody noticed I got my left and right mixed up!! (voted incorrectly too)


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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 1:13 pm 
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:oops: click to soon. Should have clicked right side.


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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 1:51 pm 
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Always had them on the left..... ever since my bro was a racer in the early 80's. Thats the way he was told at his club


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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 2:01 pm 
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Possible dumb question... Are we talking looking from the front then? Drive side being left?
I dunno about anyone else but my left foot is always on the non-drive side crank :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 2:03 pm 
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i have my rear QR level on opposite side to the mech.
i have my front lever the opposite side to the disc.


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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 2:29 pm 
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Both QR Levers on the non drive side for me.


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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 4:39 pm 
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Bob wrote:
Possible dumb question... Are we talking looking from the front then? Drive side being left?


left and right are as you would be to ride the bike in normal postion (unless you are some circus performer).


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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 4:54 pm 
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:lol: Left it is then, far too cluttered other way with the lever and rear mech both sides


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Yep left as thats the way the hope logos are the right way up and stuck with that.

Facing rear ward and parallel to the ground (or as near as).


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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 8:05 pm 
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IMHO it's all down to tidiness and finger access, no particular engineering reason either way.

I like the front lever running up the front of the fork leg, so it depends on the shape of the lever, fork leg and dropout.

Lever on the right at the back is just wrong.

Always on the left if it works. That way they look tidy and face me when I get off the bike (in a huff, when I get a flat).

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