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Old 10-01-15, 06:16 PM
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Fork for old dutch bike.

Hello.

I have a 20 year old Dutch commuter bike. Over the years, I've made some upgrades. Here's an older picture of it: Cyclomanic: New Wheels. I had new wheels built for it, with drum brakes and a generator hub and 8 speed internal hub. Since the photo was taken it's received a new SKS bottom bracket, new chainring, cranks, Brooks seat, SKS chainboard.

I really like my bike, but the fork is a bit bent. It's been that way ever since the bike was crammed into an airplane across the Atlantic in 1996, but now it bothers me.

I'd like some help finding a new fork. Unless someone knows a bike shop in the Vancouver area that will straighten the old fork?

It's a fork with a threaded steerer tube and crown brazed or welded together. Fork rake seems to be about 92 mm - this seems to be different from common forks for road bikes. Outer diameter of the steering tube is 1". Steering tube length is about 216mm.

There's a marking on the steering tube: "CODE 130". Should that tell me something?

Help will be much appreciated.

Thank you.

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Old 10-02-15, 12:36 PM
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Have the fork straightened.
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Old 10-02-15, 12:59 PM
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Try phoning the shops and asking?
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Or try to straighten it yourself, but if you foul up ya got no one to blame. How severely bent &
the direction of the bend? Being a DIY guy, I've fix a lot of similar problems with a pipe wrench
& a four pound sledge. if it's more than slightly bent at the junction of head tube & the fork,
you might just want a new fork.

(or find a used one )

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@Michiel, here are two articles that will help you:
Aligning a Fork by Jobst Brandt
Adjusting bicycle forkends to be parallel

Most misalignments are fairly easy to fix yourself. If you want more specific information, please post photos or provide a more exact description of the damage.
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Originally Posted by Michiel View Post

I really like my bike, but the fork is a bit bent. It's been that way ever since the bike was crammed into an airplane across the Atlantic in 1996, but now it bothers me.

I'd like some help finding a new fork. Unless someone knows a bike shop in the Vancouver area that will straighten the old fork?
If it's only bent enough to bother you a bit, then it should be a simple process to straighten. Probably much simpler than trying to find an appropriate fork for that type of bike.
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