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How to connect front wheel on 16 inch Princess kids bike?

The fork is too narrow to accept wheel bolts

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Fork must be spread. I use brute force by putting fork on its side on the payment, then pull on other side.

Posted on Dec 10, 2014

Testimonial: "This is bad advice. The fork is one(1) inch too narrow and there is no way the fork can be spread without damaging it."

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    jfbgm1 Dec 11, 2014

    Then wheel is not correct for this bike. Find a wheel that is an inch smaller between the axle nuts.



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