I painted a frame and bought a wheelset, but the front axle of the wheel (formula hub) is too large for the fork! It seems to be only slightly larger, like a millimeter or so. What should I do? Try filing the front fork dropouts (are these called dropouts too?)?
if it's steel, just bend the legs. A millimeter is a small amount to concerned about when cold-setting.
no tron... its not the width of the hub, its the diameter of the axle... the axle itself wont fit in the forkends. And yes, my suggestion is to carefully file down the threads on JUST the part of the axle that the forkends will sit on. BTW.. did you paint your schwinn?