I'm afraid I've gone and done something quite stupid - getting a new rear wheel built for my retro bike without giving a thought to whether the axle diameter will fit my rear dropout...
The hub is a Shimano XT T870, which I selected on the assumption of reliability, because of its cleaner look, and lower price than the XT M788. It has a 10 mm QR axle according to the box, but I can't slide the axle fully into position in the drop-out, because at the drop-out entrance, the diameter narrows enough to prevent it. However, I have checked that the axle fits into the back of the drop outs by sliding them in sideways.
Any ideas about what I can do? Should I force the axle in, with the help of some grease?
Wanted: 19"+ Dynatech or M Trax MTB (1991-1995)
I cannot lie. I love Dynatechs and British steel: