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Old 03-14-09, 02:25 PM
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Dropout & axel issues

It seems that the drop out is too narrow for the axel. I tried using a little force but it still wouldn't go. The frame is a 2004 Novara randonee and the hub is a 2008 LX. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-14-09, 02:38 PM
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It's hard to tell, but did you try to insert it at the captured end of the dropout?
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Old 03-14-09, 02:57 PM
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The standard diameter for rear road axle is 10mm, so this should work.

I don't notice any marks from previous wheel mounting on the dropout (but the picture is pretty blurry). Has the frame been repainted recently? A buildup of paint on the dropout may be preventing you from mounting the wheel. Use sandpaper or a file to remove some of the excess and try again.
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Old 03-14-09, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by JohnDThompson View Post
The standard diameter for rear road axle is 10mm, so this should work.

I don't notice any marks from previous wheel mounting on the dropout (but the picture is pretty blurry). Has the frame been repainted recently? A buildup of paint on the dropout may be preventing you from mounting the wheel. Use sandpaper or a file to remove some of the excess and try again.
The frame has recently been painted, however I have removed the paint and still cant get the wheel in place.
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Originally Posted by maidenvoyage View Post
The frame has recently been painted, however I have removed the paint and still cant get the wheel in place.
Use a file to make the slot wider.
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Old 03-14-09, 04:45 PM
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Are the dropouts spread to take your 135 LX hub or are you trying to wedge the hub into 130 road dropouts?
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv View Post
Are the dropouts spread to take your 135 LX hub or are you trying to wedge the hub into 130 road dropouts?
The dropouts are 130.
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Originally Posted by maidenvoyage View Post
The dropouts are 130.
The hub isn't. An LX hub will be 135 mm and will be a bit of a force fit. It can be done but will require some effort.
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Old 03-14-09, 06:21 PM
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Originally Posted by HillRider View Post
The hub isn't. An LX hub will be 135 mm and will be a bit of a force fit. It can be done but will require some effort.
I know the hub is 135mm but its not a matter of spreading the dropouts, the axel wont fit into the slot on the right side.
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Originally Posted by HillRider View Post
The hub isn't. An LX hub will be 135 mm and will be a bit of a force fit. It can be done but will require some effort.
I thought the axle does not fit in the dropout, not between the dropouts.

I agree with the filing option.

[edit] does it not fit each side? If so, light filing. If it fits one side but not the other, could the dropout have been bent?
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It appears the bike may have gotten dropped and the dropout was squeezed closed. Notice how the two sides of the dropout isn't parallel. I'd stick a BIG screwdriver vertically into the dropout and pull back towards the hanger to spread the slot back out.
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