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    New Bike Build

    I picked up an old sears cruiser that I plan to build up for my wife. The wheels and tires are trash but I have a steel rim I'd like to use. Thing is the fork isn't wide enough unless I force it. The rim wants to "pop" out and I'm worried the nuts won't be enough to hold it. If you look at the pic, there is a second nut that seems pretty permanent but if I could get it off/swap it the fork would fit. Question is can it be removed?
    The bike originally had hybrid/road bike size wheels and this is a steel cruiser/mountain bike wheel.
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    Pedaled too far. Artkansas's Avatar
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    Check in the Bicycle Mechanics forum.
    "He who serves all, best serves himself" Jack London

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    a lot of old department store bikes have
    very narrow front dropouts
    designed to be used with extra skinny front axles
    if this is the case
    your wheel from a department store mountain bike
    will not fit on your wifes department store cruiser

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
    Check in the Bicycle Mechanics forum.
    My bad meant to post there... Can someone move this, thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonygeo View Post
    The wheels and tires are trash but I have a steel rim I'd like to use.... for my wife.
    Don't.
    Last edited by ThermionicScott; 09-15-13 at 11:38 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonygeo View Post
    My bad meant to post there... Can someone move this, thanks.
    You didn't do anything wrong. You'll just get better info there.
    "He who serves all, best serves himself" Jack London

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    New Bike Build

    Thanks guys I stayed with the original size.
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