Squashed rear horizontal dropouts!

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  • matty456
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    Ive bought a 2nd hand pompino f&f, the rear dropouts are squashed looks like the rear wheel has been over tightened, i can’t slide my rear wheel in. Do I just file them down? Anyone had same problem? Tips please. Ta

    andyl
    Member

    if it’s what I think you mean then it’s probably the only way to sort it.

    cynic-al
    Member

    Can be bent straight IYKWIM

    pics?

    mefty
    Member

    Just spread them, it’s a steel frame.

    thomthumb
    Member

    which way are they squashed? the dropouts too close together or the slot is too narrow?

    andyl
    Member

    I am thinking he means squashed in terms of thickness so the metal has squeezed into the slot.

    But if the slot is just tapered as though the back has been squeezed closed then put a stiff bar in and gently open them out.

    I did wonder about them being squeezed together too and was wondering if he was trying to fit a 135mm hub into a 130mm gap or something.

    matty456
    Member

    The slot is too narrow, cant slide axel onto dropouts. The space between the dropouts (135mm)
    Is fine. No pics I’m afraid, I’m at work at the mo!

    stumpy01
    Member

    Check for cracked paint around the dropout.

    I recently bought a road bike that had the same problem with the front fork. Couldn’t get the wheel in, and noticed the dropouts were squashed & there was cracked paint on the curved outside surface. The box had had obviously been dropped & landed on the fork. The plastic spacers was shattered & the bike ended up going back.

    If it is only slight, I would try & open it up gradually.

    yesiamtom
    Member

    its probably been cold set (gooogle cold set sheldon brown) in for a 120mm track hub. You should be able to gently pry it out again to 135mm as others have said.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    yesiamtom – it’s the slot that is too narrow for the axle not the gap between the dropouts?

    This is one of those ‘needs pictures’ threads, though.

    matty456
    Member

    Update: carefully widened drop outs using a piece of pipe that fitted snug over the top part of drop out. Axle goes in nicely now, I suppose this only worked because frame is steel. Anyway job done.

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