Bicycle Mechanics - fork blade stress
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10-26-06, 01:57 AM
I recently bought a new front wheel, when I went to put it on I realized the hub is thinner then the fork spread. The hub comes out to about 9cm and my fork spread is 11cm, I was thinking of getting some thin nuts I could slip on the axle to act as spacers. Should I worry about bending my fork blades inward?
10-26-06, 08:00 PM
10-26-06, 08:09 PM
Who makes the bike what model of the bike and what year is it what are you replacing the stock parts with you shouldnt have this type of problem
10-26-06, 08:26 PM
It's an old Miyata steel lugged frame.
10-26-06, 08:40 PM
If the distance between the fork ends does not equal 10cm +/- 2-3mm your fork is bent. The front hub over locknut spacing should equal 10cm +/- 1mm, if not, something is not right with the hub.
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