axle won't fit in my road bike dropout
I'm working on converting an old Atala road bike to a fixie.
So I got a 700c wheel with flip flop hub, both side 16t. Tried to slide it into the dropout but won't go in. I think the measurement for the dropout is 9 mm, and the wheel axle is either 9.5 or 10 mm.
What should I do? I would imagine changing the axle is more complicated than grind out the dropout slot?
Another problem I'm going to have is the gearing. Chainring is 52/40.
Maybe I have to move the wheel over to get a straight chainline to the 40?
Just want a functional fixie to try out.