Re: [CR]Re: Why no QR's on Track bikes - False? and Schwinn Paramounts

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Subject: Re: [CR]Re: Why no QR's on Track bikes - False? and Schwinn Paramounts
Date: Wed, 09 May 2007 05:03:12 +0000

Perhaps I missed mention of this, and perhaps I am confused, but I believe there was a year or two of experimenting in the 60's where track hubs with QR's were available. There were some QR's supplied on Campy hubs way before CPSC that had an extreme curve and I've seen them on what I believe are original in the box Campy Track hubs.

My understanding (rumor I heard) was that after a year or two, this arangement was no longer deemed appropriate on the track and whatever powers that be ended their use.

My suspicion - never confirmed, was that Schwinn then bought up all the now unusable curved skewer ends from Campagnolo and used them on Paramounts.

Does anyone have more solid info on this?

Mike Kone in Boulder CO

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From: Emanuel Lowi

> Consider that the rear dropouts on track bikes are rearward

\r?\n> facing, then that the non-qr wheels are bolted on: isn't

\r?\n> this like wearing a belt AND suspenders to keep your pants

\r?\n> on?


\r?\n> Around here, the road surfaces are so pocked with holes,

\r?\n> cracks and general crud that there's plenty of added shock

\r?\n> value to any ride. Then factor in the stresses of high

\r?\n> speed descent cornering, weaving around cars, accelerating

\r?\n> and braking through traffic...I dunno, a velodrome track

\r?\n> seems positively pristine smooooth by comparison!


\r?\n> Emanuel Lowi

\r?\n> Montreal, Quebec