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Old 09-15-09, 02:40 PM   #1
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Bending Fat Forks

I have just inherited a thick unicrown fork blade set. Not my usual thing. The tubing isn't parallel sided, but it is too fat for normal road plug ins. The end would be maybe 3/4", and up by the shoulders more like 1 1/4". Looks pretty unbendable to me, are these kind of blades designed only for straight fork aps? Sorry I can't be super specific on the dimensions, I am nowhere near the shop and won't have shop internet for a while.
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Old 09-15-09, 02:43 PM   #2
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People probably have bent them with hydraulics. I don't really use that kind of blade so I'm not sure. I do think it's much more common to leave them straight and put the rake in at the steerer.
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Thanks.

My guesses were dead on. 1.25 tapering to .75. It could be bent as you say, but I was just holding the thing in my hand again, and it really looks like way too much for my normal fork bender. It is just for me, and I could notch it and reweld it, though it is hard to see any good reason to do so other than the look.
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