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Had a bike accident and now my front wheel has jammed and I dont know how to fix it.I think my front brakes are the problem. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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The wheel is likely bent and rubbing on the brakes, this is assuming you have caliper brakes on you bike. If so remove the wheel, hold it by the axle and give it a spin, if it has alot os wobble in it it will need to be trued at a shop.

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