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Bikes: late 80's bianchi campion d'italia, early 90's trek 2100, early 90's shogun selectra, mid 90's aluminum marin xcMTB, dept. store grade but upgraded columbia double eagle tandem
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I am not a professional mechanic, however if you are not bottoming out your quick release threads, by which i mean you can finger tighten them to the point that you are unable to flip the cam into the lock position..I think you are fine. you are squeezing your fork, minimally, from what i can tell once your fork blades are compressed against the locknuts there is no difference in what is going on when you tighten your QR as when things fit "perfect".
EDIT did not realize you were using a frankenstien wheel. as you have since clarified. i still may be right, i do know that a modestly oversize locknut width is no big deal. however it is possible that your QR skewer doesn't have enough threading/room inside for it to work properly. if you CAN tighten it and secure it as per normal you are probably fine. also as long as your axle protrudes into and a little past the outside of your dropouts it should be plenty.
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