Rear wheel moving over in dropout

stoofer35

Senior Member
Location
Staffs
Hi Guys

I ride a Van Nicholas Ventus Ti Roadbike and have suffered on a couple of occasions the rear wheel move in the rear drop out while under load? Causing rubbing on the frame. This has happened with two different rear wheels. The only way I have resolved this is by over tightening the QR lever which I don’t like doing? Any advice?

S
 

alicat

Legendary Member
Location
Staffs
The QR lever is meant to be tight. It should leave an indentation in your hand.

The fact that it has happened with two different wheels implies that either the lever isn't tight enough - you are flipping it over not treating it like a wing nut, I hope - or there is a fault with the frame.
 
Location
Loch side.
Is it a high quality QR lever and have you tightened it properly. If the QR is not Shimano or Campagnolo, it is most likely, rubbish. Any open can QR should be turned into scrap metal and plastic.

If you search on this forum you'll find a PDF from Shimano that shows you how to tighten a QR. I have posted that brochure a couple of times in the last few years.

A photo could also help.
 

rrarider

Über Member
Location
Liverpool
Check that the skewer nuts have good sharp teeth on the contract face. They should look much like the feed dogs on a sewing machine. If the points are rounded too much, replace the nuts or whole skewers if necessary.
 

fossyant

Ride It Like You Stole It!
Location
South Manchester
What yellow saddle says. Change for Shimano or Campagnolo. Shimano ones arent expensive and even the low end ones work. Its the first thing I do with wheels, just reuse the Shimano ones.

We had a CCer whose front wheel kept coming out of line due to disc brakes, I sent him some spares, and it was fine.

I may still have spares. What axel width do you have ?
 
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stoofer35

stoofer35

Senior Member
Location
Staffs
What yellow saddle says. Change for Shimano or Campagnolo. Shimano ones arent expensive and even the low end ones work. Its the first thing I do with wheels, just reuse the Shimano ones.

We had a CCer whose front wheel kept coming out of line due to disc brakes, I sent him some spares, and it was fine.

I may still have spares. What axel width do you have ?
Standard? I think 135mm (they came with Prolite wheels)

S
 

fossyant

Ride It Like You Stole It!
Location
South Manchester
Just double check as standard road is 130, but disc may be 135.

What colour (black or silver).
 

Ajax Bay

Veteran
Location
East Devon
I reckon you're using a (designed for )135mm QR in a 130mm OLD Van N road bike frame, which is why we can see 5 odd mm of thread protruding. This doesn't matter nor will affect tightened QR security.
But the Prolite QR skewers are "an exposed cam design involving a curved plastic washer pressing against the toothed washer which in turn grips the dropout. This demands greater force to achieve the same security as traditional, enclosed designs".
So as @Yellow Saddle and @fossyant say, get a Shimano QR - how about this:
Shimano-ultegra-wh6800-QR-skewer-rear-130mm
(note its internal cam ('enclosed') design)
 

ColinJ

Puzzle game developer
I knew a strong rider who repeatedly pulled her rear wheel over until she replaced her expensive Ti QR with a much cheaper Shimano/Campagnolo one. (It was definitely one or the other but it was a long time ago so I can't remember which.)

I have never had a problem with Shimano or Campagnolo QRs but I have with other types.
 
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