I have an old Sutter bicycle. I recently hit a curb which knocked my rear wheel out of alignment. When set all the way into the dropouts, the wheel touches the frame. I can fix this by putting the left side of the wheel only part-way into the dropouts, but since the dropout is not totally horizontal, I am not sure this is the right thing to do.
Can I tighten the wheel only part-way in the dropout?
Edit: The wingnut for tightening on the chain-side has very limited motion due to the gear mechanism getting in the way. The wingnut on the left side, the side I want to set part-way in the dropout, has a full range of motion.