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Old 06-02-11, 08:15 PM
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Had the same problem on two of my restorations. There is a special tool for aligning the forks but I just used a couple of threaded rods with washers and nuts fastened to each fork. By allowing just a bit of distance between the ends you can see how badly the fork is bent and out of line and actually cold set it using the screwed on threaded rods as handles. Depending on your dropout holes I think I used 5/16 inch rods from the hardware store with a couple of sets of washers and nuts. Two 6 inch lengths gives enough to handle a slight misalignment of the forks.
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