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Offline Goliath

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Surly Cross Check and Front Hub
« on: December 07, 2014, 05:47:32 PM »
So I'm building up a Surly Cross Check (2 x 10 touring/adventure bike) and I have come across a good deal on a front wheel for the build. It's an H plus Sons TB14 laced to a Surly bolt on hub. I know obviously it will work no problem. However, I am new to road bikes or anything with gears basically and all of the Cross Check builds I have seen have quick release hubs. Would it be silly to use this front wheel for my setup?

Offline Narcoleptic Insomniac

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Re: Surly Cross Check and Front Hub
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2014, 07:15:16 PM »
Go for it. The only advantage of QR is that you don't need tools to remove the wheel.

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Re: Surly Cross Check and Front Hub
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2014, 08:55:43 PM »
A nutted or bolted hub makes the setup stiffer on a steel frame and fork than a QR hub.

Unless you need to remove the wheel often, you don't really need a QR. And if you end up needing one you can always swap in a QR axle later.

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Re: Surly Cross Check and Front Hub
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2014, 11:09:34 PM »
A bolt-on hub is also less likely to get stolen while your bike is locked up outside.

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Re: Surly Cross Check and Front Hub
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2014, 05:20:13 AM »
Fuck QR.
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