I need a rear wheel fast. I just noticed damage to my rim, cracking around 2 spokes. My problem is that I am headed on tour Friday. REI has a rim for $80 as a stop gap to get me through the tour. The problem is that it does not fit.
It has 135mm spacing and I need 130mm. I need to force it to get it to work. Am I damaging my frame if I leave the wheel forced into the dropouts or should I keep looking for a wheel?
I was hoping to pickup a 36 spoke wheel with decent sized spokes. But that happening by Friday is slim.