I am NOT a cyclist! A friend gave me an old mountain bike and I'd like to put a quick release on the front wheel so I can put it in the car. No budget to speak of, so can't take this to a bike shop for help. I bought 1 Pair MTB Quick Release Bicycle Hub, Road Mountain Bike Front & Rear Axle Hollow Shaft Set with Standard Spacing for about $10 on Amazon (that's my budget) but they seem to be too short. Product description: The short release lever for front wheel, hollow shaft size: approx.11cm / 4.33", quick release: approx.16cm / 6.3" I have to loosen the nuts almost till they fall off, and I just manage to fight the wheel on. Then I'm worried there's no thread holding the nuts on.