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Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
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The easy fix is a file. You have two choices.
You can file flats on both sides of the axles (like an oval track) so they fit the dropouts, or file the dropouts so they fit the axle. Note that it's important to maintain symmetry especially on the fork, so file from one side only preserving the other as a good reference.
On forks, don't file the top of the slot unless you're doing it by design to center the wheel at the top of the fork. On rear dropouts, widen them by filing the bottom surface, leaving the top edge unchanged (again unless you need to change how wheels fit).
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