Converting a 60's steel road bike to fixed wheel. Managed to fit a track wheel in the rear drop outs without difficulty, but the axel diameter on a new 700c front wheel seems too big for the drop outs there. Can anyone help?
Yeah, I had the exact same problem. If you use a combination of a reaming tool (t-shaped with a drill looking thing on the end for cutting metal) and some files on your fork tips, you should be golden. The reamer (I love saying/typing that) needs a fair amount of elbow grease, but it'll get the job done.
Originally Posted by CardiacKid
I explained that he could never pay me enough cash for the amount of work I had put into that bike and the only way to compensate me for it was to ride the hell out of it.
Mine was very close to fitting.. in fact, I thought it was just the new powdercoat that was blocking it from fitting, but about thirty minutes carefully filing and checking solved it.. make sure the axle goes into the same place on each end so the wheel is straight, this might take some tweaking.. I'd use calipers to measure the rim's distance from each fork blade.
Originally Posted by dutret
Just because I'm not angry anymore doesn't mean I don't think bossmoniker and every other hipster **** I see riding around on aerowheels isn't a piece of **** thats only use is to be an easy target for ridicule.