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Old 09-21-16, 12:51 AM
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Assuming that you have a steel, you can make a tool to spread your fork blades very easily by using a piece of threaded rod probably at least 6" long and putting two washers and thread two nuts onto it. Place between the fork dropouts and wrench them apart to spread the dropouts father apart. Go slowly by trial and error and try not to over spread. If you overspread slightly, use a C-Clamp or other such device to push them together.

If you have an aluminum fork, don't cold set it. Just spread them apart as you mount the wheel.
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