• Hey, so I've finally finishing my Peugeot build with modern components, but another problem appeared. The rear wheel sliding to the left side under a pedaling pressure. I've got horizontal dropouts and using the QR that came with new wheels. Also I'm just squeezing the wheel in because I've got 124-125mm rear dropouts and 130mm wheel. What can be a problem there? There is not enough bite on the modern QR? I've also got the old QR from previous 6 speed wheelset. maybe I could try with them.

  • The rear wheel sliding to the left side under a pedaling pressure. I've got horizontal dropouts and using the QR that came with new wheels

    There is discussion of poor QR skewer performance on Sheldon Brown's website:
    "Good-quality skewers have acorn nuts with steel serrations that can bite into the face of the dropout, so the wheel won't slip"
    source: https://sheldonbrown.com/skewers.html

    Also, for longevity, it is recommended that you get your rear dropouts reset (e.g., by a frame-builder) to the 130mm width of the new hub to ensure they are parallel at the wider dimension.

  • So maybe I'll try with the old QR, they looked more solid for me, and about the dropouts reset, I was looking for someone in the LBS to do that, but no one want to do a cold setting even the frame is steel, so I dont know where I could find some help with that.

  • The drop out might be the same thickness as the protruding part of the axel going through it, so when you clamp down the QR you’re not getting much, if any, bite on the frame. That can sometimes be the cause and any easy remedy is just to slip a 10mm washer over the axel to give it more to clamp down on.

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Rear wheel slide to left side - horizontal dropouts

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