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Old 01-17-2013, 05:10 AM   #6
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Location: Adelaide
Oddometer: 460
Just move the wheel out of the way for a sec, does the axle slide in with no wheel? no? very very gently tap a large flat screwdriver into the slot on the bottom to open up the hole slightly, does the axle slide in now?yes? leave the screw driver in place, pull the axle out & fit the wheel, read up on how to correctly align the forks? & never over tighten the clamp bolts, hope that helps

Originally Posted by Falcon Rust View Post
the axle slides in the wheel but won't go into the bottom of the fork. the bigger part of the axle won't fit into the bottom clamp of the right fork. as if the fork clamp has shrunk or closed up, bike wasn't touched. anyway, i have cleaned and greased it all, but it still requires a lot of force to open the clamp and push the axle. it just requires a lot more force and i am worried to mess things up. i am not a pro mechanic.

slightly pissed off now.

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