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Old 09-14-13, 12:22 PM   #1
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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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Check in the Bicycle Mechanics forum.
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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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My bad meant to post there... Can someone move this, thanks.
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The wheels and tires are trash but I have a steel rim I'd like to use.... for my wife.
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My bad meant to post there... Can someone move this, thanks.
You didn't do anything wrong. You'll just get better info there.
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Thanks guys I stayed with the original size.
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