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    I bashed my fork

    Hi everyone,

    I'm fixing up a Peugot (french threading in various places, I guess). I was holding the fork attached to a wheel and was cleaning the crown race when I slipped and the fork revolved down to the floor and dented in the threaded top of the fork. I threaded on the top race and used a screwdriver and hammer to whang away at the dent until I could put the stem in pretty far. However, when I got the headset together and then stuck the stem back in, it doesn't go in as far. The stem I am using is a 22.2 sanded down to fit in a 22 fork. Two questions:

    What is the best technique to take out this dent?

    If the locknut is stopping my stem from going in, can I swap in the locknut from some 22.2 and be able to thread this different locknut on (is the threading the same)?

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    I would seek out a replacement for the fork
    The Ferrari ('05 Bianchi Forza) had a flat (Stupid Glass) the Japanese wagon ('77 Nishiki with Arkel Utility Basket) was in the body shop (On my bench being repainted...repent ye rust)
    so I took the SUV ( Cannondale V2000 Active 100SL)

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    After you get it as straight as you can, use a reamer to clean up the inside of the fork tube.
    Il faut de l'audace, encore de l'audace, toujours de l'audace

    1980 3Rensho-- 1975 Raleigh Sprite 3spd
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