Would you guys think that quick release skateboard wheels is a good idea? It would minimise the time spent to replace wheels when broken. Just wondering if it is a good idea for my Tech GCSE.
Not especially, for me. I do occasionally swap wheels (massive and soft for cruising to work, normal wheels for proper skating) but it’s no great hassle to use a tool to do so.
Tool free removal is useful on my bike as the wheels come out more often either for transport in the car or for repairs (eg a puncture) but neither of these is relevant when skating, unless you carry spare wheels (and possibly bearings, which can need a tool to remove) in case you flat spot, which I can’t imagine many people do.
Tool free truck adjustment might be more useful, as it always takes me ages faffing to get new trucks just so.
Thank you, what is meant by truck adjustment? Is that for taking out the trucks/swapping the wheels?
Adjusting the kingpin – loosen and tighten the bolt.
What he said. It’s not exactly a killer to carry a tool around though tbf.
Out of curiosity, how would you engineer a QR wheel?
That’s what I was thinking, you would have to modify the truck aswell which may cause problems. That’s why I wanted to see if it was a valid product.
The only way I can see to do it would be a wingnut which a) already exists and b) would likely rip massive lumps out of my shins when failing tricks (which is most of the time).
The only way I can see that you could use a bike style one would be to have a hollow axle which I figure is not ideal, plus you’d have a QR lever at one end just waiting to get caught and released or dig a chunk out of your leg.
You could maybe modify the end of the axle for a push / twist fitting but it would be hard to get the right tension on the bearings and I’m not sure I’d trust it. Plus as said before, it feels a bit like a solution looking for a problem.
You could always just go full Daewon and not bother bolting your wheels on I guess.
Solving problems that don’t exist.
Realistically once you put a board together you rarely touch the wheels or trucks.
Only scenario I know of people changing wheels frequently is filmers, so a pretty small market there.
Can’t you get those slip on wheel thingies too? They look terrifying.
Yep, never been an issue, if anything quick release is asking for trouble I reckon
If you want to design something useful, griptape that doesn’t cane your shoes but keeps the same grip or a tailsaver that doesn’t effect feel in any way would be more like it. Or beer that doesn’t cause a hangover
For my GCSE technology project thingy i made a ‘skate box’ a tool box for your board! basically an mdf box to put a spanner in, designed to fit between your trucks. It was pap.
I should of built a jump ramp.
… and paid more attention in English
have/of who cares! I’m dyslexic as fuck and somehow I now spend all day every day writing reports about shit trees. I should have become an engineer or got into IT.
Did you finish that sentence? Just that there is no full stop.
Maybe an easy way to remember which is right would be to think if you’d type would’f and should’f rather than would’ve and should’ve?