Windsor Clockwork plus from Bikes Direct (fork does not fit on wheel)
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    Windsor Clockwork plus from Bikes Direct (fork does not fit on wheel)

    Hi, for the past 3 months I have been desperatly wanting to bike, to get in shape and to get out of my daily routine.
    So I decided to start with something simple like the windsor Clockwork plus from Bikes Direct, I got the bike today after I inspected everything looked good but when I try to put it together the right fork didn't fit on the wheel screw, there is not way and I do not want to force it.

    Please any advise on how to fix this or should I just return it

    this looks like factory defect.IMG_20150409_163003.jpg

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    They screwed up somewhere. Contact BD for a return/exchange.
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    They screwed up somewhere. Contact BD for a return/exchange.
    I have already contacted them, We'll see how good of a company they are. I will update the outcome tomorrow.

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    Just another screw up from BD. This happens time and time again.

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    Hard to tell from the pic but it looks as if there is a burr or protrusion on the axle slot. If that's all that's preventing the axle from sliding in, I'd just file it flat. A closeup pic directly from the end of the axle would help us see if this is the case.
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    Look closely at the axle slot from the side (or measure it). Isn't it pinched closed a little?

    With cheap forks a blow to the bottom will bend the dropout closed. May have been dropped in the factory, or during shipping, or whatever.

    Find something (wrench maybe) that fits well and carefully bend it open again. Shouldn't take much.
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    Mine was like that. I just ground it off. It was called "lawyer lips" here in a thread if I recall. No big deal and nothing to base a comment about a retailer on. See the Bikes Direct thread in the Lounge.

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