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    so i just bought a new wheelset and now realize that the front wheel axle does not fit all the way into the fork dropouts. i can get the wheel in about halfway, but not enough to be secure.

    it seems as if the axle is .2-.5mm or so too wide for the drop out in this fork. has anyone ever experienced this?

    this is for my beater frame, though i experienced the same problem with a new frame and fork i'm also building up. the wheel, however, does go in with a little force on that fork and so that's not an issue.

    ideas? should i file the dropout a bit?
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    Is this an old, out of date fork? It may be the problem. I dont know if they were smaller a while back but it could be. Try another wheel that is newer and see if it fits.
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    other wheels definitely fit, but for whatever reason the new axle is a bit too large. the fork is early 70's. it's the strangest thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by logicproblems
    other wheels definitely fit, but for whatever reason the new axle is a bit too large. the fork is early 70's. it's the strangest thing.
    Enlarge the dropout, assuming there is adequate meat. QR axes are often smaller than bolt one one.

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    What kind of hub does your new wheel have?

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    it's an IRO hub (part of a track wheelset.) the frame is an old italian no name import. i'm guessing i'll have to file the dropout a bit. any ideas on how easy or not this is?
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    Quote Originally Posted by logicproblems
    i'm guessing i'll have to file the dropout a bit. any ideas on how easy or not this is?
    Depends on how good your tool is.

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