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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:03 pm 
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I'm just getting to the end of my cro mega dx build,I have sourced all of the parts separately and when I cam to fit the rear wheel it appears that the mounting lugs for the axle are odd sizes,
Has anyone else experienced this or have a solution?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:15 pm 
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Pics would help


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:28 pm 
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Everyone I have spoken to thinks that they should be the same size, I was just wondering if Alpinestar frames had odd sizes for some reason.
The right hand side is over a 1 mm smaller than the left.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 7:59 am 
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1mm smaller in what way ?


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 8:14 am 
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The internal dimension of the frame (slot) where the threaded section of the axle passes through the frame,
I can locate the wheel in position on the left hand side of the frame but not on the right it's too small I even cleaned back my nice new shiny paint job just in case that was the problem.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 8:28 am 
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Ahhh , it's been dropped and the slots closed up
Seen this before , can gently be bent back

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 8:45 am 
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Maybe a little heat first, thanks I knew some one would be able to shed some light on it, I purchased the frame separately so I no idea of its history.
Thanks again


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:12 am 
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The dropouts on cro-Megas are surprisingly malleable


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 12:33 pm 
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If you're talking drive side you want to check the rear mech hanger is at the correct angle as well. I had the reverse problem with a DX cro mega myself, rear hanger bent back and dropout hole too large. As mikee said 'surprisingly malleable'.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 5:57 pm 
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Do you think if I tweek it so that the measurement is the same both sides the angle will be close enough?
Thanks for the info guys really appreciate I think I have the retro bug!


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