I am new to the forum. I wanted to reach out to a community of mountain bikers to get some advice.
Recently I decided to get serious about getting in shape. I purchased a trainer for a bike that I had in the garage.
This specific trainer is designed to use a "Quick Release Skewer". Something I didn't even know existed till a few days ago. Upon breaking down the bike and googling I discovered my bike uses a threaded bike axle and this quick release skewer can not be used in the bike's native state.
Here are a few pictures of the wheel hub:
The first image is of the bearing cap... (not sure if this had a formal name). The black portion of this cap is threaded to accept the threaded axle and is pressed into the silver piece. Not sure if these two can be separated.
Second image is of the bearings. Think I lost one when I opened everything. Is there a good spot to get more of these? and how do I determine what size these are?
Third picture is of the actual hub. The hub itself is not threaded. Just the bearing covers are threaded. The inside of the hub is actually more hollow than the opening itself. I had some bearing fall in there and had a tough time getting them out. The other side of the tire has the flywheel portion and I am not sure I can get those off without the right tools. However buried below them is and identical bearing setup.
Is there a conversion kit that would allow me to use this wheel and hub with the quick release skewer that came with my trainer?
Also I was reading (on this forum) that others use a slick tire for use with the trainer. Would it make more sense to just buy another rim and slick for use with the trainer? I like the idea of eliminating as much noise as possible as I have a little one that will be sleeping near by.
Thanks for reading and any help would be appreciated!
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