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Axle diameter too large to fit Fork dropout?

I bought a pair of Alex R450 rims and the front rim‘s alxle diameter is just slightly abit too large for the fork to fit over.What could i do to get the two to fit?Should i replace the axle?Help!Thanks alot!

Answer:

The rims have nothing to do with the axle. The rim is the hoop that holds the tire and the axle is part of the hub. The entire assembly is called a WHEEL. No, don't try to replace the axle, don't try to bend anything, and don't get fancy with a hacksaw. Instead, get a wheel with the correct hub for your bike. This should have been checked before your purchase, but what the heck.
May 28, 2018

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