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Old 2004-04-09, 02:24 AM   #1
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Wheel removal with Magura HS-33 brakes

I recently got a unicycle with brakes. They are the Magura HS-33 model. One complaint I have about the brakes is that I have to remove one side to take the wheel off.

I was reading the technical manual for the brakes and noticed that they appear to have quick release features for bicycles.

Can someone explain for me if this is a possibility on my unicycle? Right now there is a bracket that has two bolts holding the brake to the frame. The brake bosses have two threaded holes that the bracket attaches to.

The frame in question is a KH24.

Thanks for any advice.

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Old 2004-04-09, 02:30 AM   #2
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The QR you described is only for cantilever or V-brake type studs.

I usually just deflate the tire and pinch it to get it through the brake pads.
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Old 2004-04-09, 02:32 AM   #3
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if you had one brake boss on each side like bikes, you could have the quick release. because you have a 2 post set up, you (i'm almost positive) can't have the quick release feature.

I have two quick releases on my bike brake, two flips of switches, and my brakes are completely off.

For this reason, any uni i have with a brake will have this setup, not the post mount
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Old 2004-04-09, 02:52 AM   #4
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For this reason, any uni i have with a brake will have this setup, not the post mount
thats fine as long as your cool with a slightly heavier and more flexy brake.the two bolt pattern comes off with a 5mm wrench pretty fast imo.
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Old 2004-04-09, 03:22 AM   #5
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George is on the money. Just deflate the tire and you're good to go.
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Old 2004-04-09, 03:38 AM   #6
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I've used both types and even without the quick-release feature, I vastly prefer the two-bolt type. It is so much nicer. Just take one side off (takes 10 seconds) or deflate the tire. Putting it back on takes maybe a minute since you have to adjust and get it just right. The design is so clean and works so well. I've also found that this is something I rarely have to do. Using the Gazz I just don't get flats (well, maybe once a year).

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Old 2004-04-09, 03:54 AM   #7
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hmmm, all valid points...you win (plus it looks a lot cleaner, i suppose)
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Old 2004-04-09, 04:50 AM   #8
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I didn't even mention the booster issue...
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