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Is a factory-made wheel being 3.5 mm out of dish a problem?

That is quite a substantial amount for a conventional wheel to be out of dish. Measuring the way you describe, 0.5mm would be considered about a normal tolerance for a good quality build, and 1mm ...
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Is a factory-made wheel being 3.5 mm out of dish a problem?

Taking what you've said: you've been using it for years, it's probably fine left unaltered. How does it look in the fork? is that 3.5mm obvious? is the tyre closer to one side than the other? The ...
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Is a factory-made wheel being 3.5 mm out of dish a problem?

It could be that the wheel is off-center. But you would notice that when you put it in the frame. When your wheel is mounted, check the distances to the chain stays and the seat stays, or to the fork ...
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Are locknut forks and quick release forks the same and interchangeable?

Probably. If they were bolt on then a quick-release hub will likely fit. Both are 100mm width.
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Which Wheelset to upgrade to a Gravel-Bike?

In my opinion, there are a few pitfalls that make a 2000s alloy road bike hard to turn into a gravel bike, so you need to make some compromises, depending on the type of gravel riding you want to do. ...
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How to properly center the rear axle?

I used to use a broom handle and jam it between tire and frame and pull back and down to max out the chain length and make the alignment as straight as possible.
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Unable to backpedal - jockey wheels on Campagnolo derailleur

Problem solved, but not for any obvious reason. During the long ride, the tiny magnet that activates my computer fell out of its holder, and I presumed was lost forever on a country road. I had ridden ...
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1950s Raleigh Winkie tricycle tyres

Doing a small dip into the search results for these trikes, it seems there were a lot of them made, primarily for the UK market. That being the case, it's possible the easiest path to getting to an ...
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700c to 26in V-brake conversion

Have you considered adjustable V-brakes? For example, the Motolite by Paul Components [1] can maybe go down low enough. [1]
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Changing wheel size when adding ebike kit to tricycle

As said you could get a 24” wheel and have the hub taken out and laced into your existing front wheel. If going down this route make sure the e-bike controller can be set for a 20” wheel otherwise the ...
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I'm building a bike trailer and i am STRUGGLING with wheels

To the extent this is a request for product recommendations, it is off-topic because we don't do those here. Any shop can get 27" front repair wheels for that price or under (each), and there are ...
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Loud squeal from front wheel - mechanical disc brake, QR axle

Got to the bottom of it. Was the mudguard! Tyres are thick and pretty knobbly and it was rubbing and squeaking against the mudguard. Not what I expected but just glad it's resolved. Will invest in ...
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