Quick Release Fork Mount Skewer

Tom M

New Member
Just got my Radrover 5 and wanted to try it on my bike rack which requires me to remove the front wheel to fit in my truck bed. Well the QR skewer bolt is too short. The mount I have is for a 135 mm fat bike but I need a longer bolt. Any ideas? Thanks
 

Ccount

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I had a similar issue with my RadRunner, and simply bought a (longer) length of threaded rod to replace it. The local Ace carried it. It was metric, perhaps M5 fine thread, I can't remember. Super simple fix, but I'm not certain what the Radrover uses.
 

Tom M

New Member
I had a similar issue with my RadRunner, and simply bought a (longer) length of threaded rod to replace it. The local Ace carried it. It was metric, perhaps M5 fine thread, I can't remember. Super simple fix, but I'm not certain what the Radrover uses.
Hey thanks I was thinking along that line because apparently they don't make a longer skewer bolt. Where you able to reuse the QR by drilling a hole in the rod?
 

FlatSix911

Well-Known Member
I am under the assumption those won't work being they are much thinner than I am looking for.

Like the skewer on my bike which is long enough would fit inside of the one I need.

Can you post a photo to help describe your situation? Do you have a QR thru-axle?
 

Ccount

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It was VERY easy to replace the axle (that is what I call it). Simply unthread the QR and spring loaded nut on the other side, and thread in the new one! I actually ordered one on Amazon for about 9 bucks (I actually got 5 for $9), and trimmed it to proper length. I took my stock axle to Ace, where they have thread gauges mounted on the wall in the nut and bold section, and determined the diameter and pitch. I bought one from Ace., but I don't think it was stainless. I ride on the beach a lot, and rust resistance is important to me. I just looked back on my Amazon order, and I bought this part, which worked perfectly, and is M5 thread size and 0.8 thread pitch. It came quickly! https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M2ZC2FK/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o08_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

The rod is threaded end to end, and the original is only threaded on the ends, but that makes no difference!
 

Tom M

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This is what I am talking about. The QR bolt is 9 mm OD the same as my axle. My bike skewer fits inside a 9mm axle.
 

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Tom M

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Well since they don't seem to make a longer QR bolt and the threaded rod idea won't allow me to make it QR, I ordered these instead. With this setup I just use my skewer and insert through the tube. Hope it works.
 

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Ccount

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I hope it works for you! I am not certain why the threaded rod will not allow QR? I simply threaded the original QR mechanism directly onto the threaded rod, and my QR works great! I needed the extra length for my new Bolton front end, which was a tad wider than stock, because I had to mount the fender supports somewhere and the Bolton did not have a mounting spot, so I just put them on the axle!. Very simple job!

Well since they don't seem to make a longer QR bolt and the threaded rod idea won't allow me to make it QR, I ordered these instead. With this setup I just use my skewer and insert through the tube. Hope it works.
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Tom M

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I hope it works for you! I am not certain why the threaded rod will not allow QR? I simply threaded the original QR mechanism directly onto the threaded rod, and my QR works great! I needed the extra length for my new Bolton front end, which was a tad wider than stock, because I had to mount the fender supports somewhere and the Bolton did not have a mounting spot, so I just put them on the axle!. Very simple job!

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Thanks, I appreciate it but we are talking two different things here.