Articles tagged "Wheels"

Using Quick Release Hubs

What is a Quick Release? It is a mechanism that uses a single quick release lever operation on the hub to enable the wheel to be easily installed and removed. How a Quick Release hub worksWhen the quick release lever is brought to the closed position, the lever nut moves inward. The force of this clamps the wheel to the frame and holds the wheel securely in place. The clamping...

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Using Quick Release Brakes

What is a Quick Release?The idea behind quick release brakes is that the brakes can be opened to allow the removal of the wheel in the event of a puncture or wheel change. Caliper BrakesA quick release brake is usually of the caliper type as shown. The quick release mechanism is either on the brake lever or the brake itself. When the quick release lever is moved to the Open...

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