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10mm axle into 3/8" horizontal dropouts...
Any advice on how to proceed?
I'm trying to cram a SRAM i9 hub, 10mm axle, into my Swifts 3/8" (9.5mm) horizontal dropouts.
I could just force it in, but as I'll need to be able to smoothly adjust chain tension, that's not the best option.
I am prepared to lightly remove some material from the dropouts. It won't take much, but I'll want to be consistant for the length of the dropout.
The other option is to remove some material from the axle. This would probably be nothing more than filing away the raised part of the thread along the top of the axle, on both sides of the hub.
Preferred method? Any "gotchas" to look out for?
Last edited by Speedub.Nate; 07-04-08 at 02:47 PM.