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On my bike the front wheel is not centered below the handlebars, instead it seems to be more on the left side. Weirdly that's also the side where the disk brake is located and the wheel is touching the brake line.

How can this be fixed?

It's a Cube Travel Pro, recently bought from a private seller, so no guarantee.

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    I would definitely not ride that bike until the wheel is sorted out. You risk rubbing all the way through the brake line, resulting in a likely brake failure.
    – MaplePanda
    Jul 22 '20 at 23:12
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    @MaplePanda I'd also look very closely at that brake line with a view to replacing it. Even a thinning of the line could promote a weak spot - it looks to be a hydraulic line so pressurised.
    – Criggie
    Jul 22 '20 at 23:28
  • The brake line is fine, that gunk seems to be only from the tire. I fixed the line to the front of the fork, away from the tire for now
    – Christian
    Jul 23 '20 at 8:35
  • Was the bike like this when you got it, or has the problem developed or appeared? Jul 23 '20 at 11:58
  • It was like this when I got it. But I didn't notice right away
    – Christian
    Jul 23 '20 at 11:58
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First thing to do is loosen the quick release and make sure the wheel axles are seated all the way in the dropouts. If the left axle was not all the way in it would pull the top of the wheel to the left.

If the wheel is in the dropouts properly I have to conclude the wheel is built incorrectly, with the rim offset to the left. The hub does not seem shifted left and the disc rotor is aligned with the caliper. If the hub were shifted left as far as the rim you would not be able to adjust the caliper properly.

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  • thanks for input, I tried resetting the tire several times with no luck. everthings sits flush in the fork
    – Christian
    Jul 23 '20 at 11:50
  • @Christian see edits Jul 23 '20 at 12:03
  • There's also a possibility that the fork is bent. Jul 23 '20 at 12:29
  • @DanielRHicks I guess that is true but enough force to bend the fork would surely leave obvious marks Jul 23 '20 at 12:55
  • No visible marks on the fork, It's aluminium which afaik doesn't bent but break
    – Christian
    Jul 23 '20 at 13:06

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