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Can you replace axle of a wheel to fit wider dropouts?

I have a fixie wheel that I wanted to use with an alloy frame. However the axel of the wheel is a bit small for the dropouts, and tightening the bolts on the wheel squeezes the dropouts by 2cm.

Is it possible to replace the axle of the wheel for a longer one so to fit the dropouts?


  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 10,096
    As per posts passim, just space it out.

    Why change if you don't need to?
  • What do you mean by spacing it out? The axle is short
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 7,078
    Do you mean basically bending the stays in/cold forging?
    Felt F1 2014
    Felt Z6 2012
    Red Arthur Caygill steel frame
  • Bicelli88Bicelli88 Posts: 16
    edited January 2021
    No, I meant changing the axle of the wheel for a longer one
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 10,096
    See above thread - no point in double posting as you'll lose answers.

    Any no, you don't need a longer axle.
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