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Does this fork look bent AGAIN?

Old 03-18-19, 07:14 AM
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Does this fork look bent AGAIN?

I was building this up for a local kid and it worked and looked ok until I rode it. No hands was impossible, letting loose of the bars it wanted to immediately turn right.
If it rode straight I would have left it but

IMG_20190311_181046292 by Bwilli88, on Flickr
I tore it down and had the frame repainted, $20 and put the parts back on with some black spray paint on peripherals. Looking good but...

Atelier De Gugification is a bit far away so necessity is the mother of invention


IMG_20190318_163032401 by Bwilli88, on Flickr



Need a bit of leverage..


IMG_20190318_163056392 by Bwilli88, on Flickr



The damage


IMG_20190318_164635991_HDR by Bwilli88, on Flickr



Checking it twice


IMG_20190318_164710894_BURST000_COVER_TOP by Bwilli88, on Flickr

Back in place w a bit more rake.


IMG_20190318_170026605_HDR by Bwilli88, on Flickr
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Old 03-18-19, 09:21 AM
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Well done.
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Nice job. Quite the lever!
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Old 03-18-19, 09:35 AM
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yeah lucky you did not put a hole in your wall. might want to put a 2x4 between next time! but I guess if it did not...
well done! I saw someone else had a method with a car jack. yours is a lot less scientific and probably faster.
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Looks like I'm going to have to cede the Cambodia market to you.

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Old 03-18-19, 09:38 AM
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wait, i looked closer and you did put little holes in your wall. but looks like that wall has seen enough to handle it.
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Old 03-18-19, 09:48 AM
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The wall is concrete over brick, not much is going to hurt it.
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Bigger hammer/lever always works.
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Old 03-18-19, 04:07 PM
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BFH and Campagnolo #1 Fork And Frame Alignment Tool

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Bigger hammer/lever always works.

And for precision work:


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Is that a "transitional" Campy hammer, @verktyg?
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The increasing size of hammers is the correct approach. Remember "We never force anything. We just use a bigger hammer."
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Early Campagnolo Tool # 1

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Is that a "transitional" Campy hammer, @verktyg?
Nope it's a true NOS classic from the very first catalog (unpublished). Tool # 1

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Originally Posted by verktyg View Post
Nope it's a true NOS classic from the very first catalog (unpublished). Tool # 1
That's what riders used to set the Cambio Corsa system on the fly when it wouldn't shift. Later repurposed - in a very similar fashion - by racers, to smash Nuovo Record rear derailers until they'd shift into the small cog.

Tool Model 1 isn't that well suited to weight weenieism, but you know, that slight weight penalty for the benefit of Campagnolo componentry has always been worth it.



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Make sure your hammer is metric and not SAE........

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What is this "hammer?" I see an all purpose "multi-tool". Screwdriver/socket/stress reliever.
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Make sure your hammer is metric and not SAE........

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One side of the head is metric and the other is imperial.

(Either that or one side is Italian and the other is English.)
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One side of the head is metric and the other is imperial.

(Either that or one side is Italian and the other is English.)
I have one that doesn't seem to work on anything...

...it's Whitworth.

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I have tried to find the tool number of the leverage bar but to no avail.
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Originally Posted by bwilli88 View Post
I have tried to find the tool number of the leverage bar but to no avail.
I'm not sure, but the part number must be related to this headset wrench:



and this pedal wrench (which doubles as a handy crankarm!):



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