I recently had to ship my 1976 Raleigh Superbe from Canada though US Customs.
As I was reassembling it I could not get the rear wheel on and then I realized that the right side frame fork was bent in about 1 to 1 1/4". The bend begins about 4 or 5 inches posterior to the seat down tube. The wheels were off as I had to ship it through in disassembled in a bike box.
I have thought about a cold bend using the method descibed on the Sheldon Brown web site and doing it myself.I am not a mechanic though. I have also thought of sending it to a bike shop or possibly even a motorcycle frame shop where it can be rebent in a vise.
I like the bike alot. It is otherwise in mint condition. I just began to reride it after a 35 year hiatus. It has less than 100-125 mi on it. When it was put in storage in 1976 it had less than 50 miles on it and it looks like a new bike...not even a scratch on the inner side of the fenders!
Any ideas will be greatly appreciated.