I know, I know.
Aluminum does not bend, it breaks.
Can't be cold set.
But, I have an aluminum frame MTB (bonded and screwed, by the way), with rear spacing of 135mm, and I noticed that the wheel I just put in was a couple of mm shy of that. No less than 133. I could simply put in a spacer, but the axle is already just barely long enough as it is.
I know the proper fix would be to put a longer axle in with another spacer to bring it to 135.
But, if I was lazy or cheap, would it be crazy to just press in the dropouts 2mm to make it work? Surely that amount would only change the angle of the stayed by a smidge.
go ahead and pounce on my stupid idea.