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Old 06-04-11, 04:02 AM
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Having straightened both frame sets and forks, I find the fork the more difficult to do of the two.

First, the headset must be in good shape and properly adjusted. An indexed/worn headset or one that is adjusted too tight can and will cause a bike to pull one way or the other. First make sure the head set is OK and set right. Then...

Start measuring. Figure out where the bend is before you start fixing. This will prove difficult without the correct tool, which in this case is a proper fork gauge. Even with the fork gauge and considerable experience, getting a fork just right is a trick, in my opinion.

Here is an article on Frame and Fork Repair. You might want to spend some time there getting a feel for some of what you will need to do.

Hope this is a help.
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