I have a new Formula wheelset that I want to put on my Raleigh conversion.
The problem is that the axle don't fit into the fork drop-outs.
I know I can file them to open them a little but I rather not as this is a TI-Raleigh, made in Nottingham frame, probably from the 1960's that was never built-up... new old-stock.
Main reason is that a thief won't be able to steal them because they won't come off the fork
I would like to remove the hub axle but I have never done this. I don't want anything to fall out that I would not know how to put back together. But I would also take this as an opportunity to learn about the hubs.
Can I safely remove the axle without bearings and inside stuff falling out?
What tools would I need?