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Posted by: Jay Broemmel TITLE: WANTED:   Photo of Westfield springer fork?
Anyone have a pic of what these are supposed to look like before they are run into something at a high rate of speed?


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Posted by Gary M
its simple. I have a Park Twin clamp bike stand a very old one. the center upright has many holes in it for the heighth adjusting pins. I put an axle in the correct hole, that fits where i want it. i take out the handlebars, and turn the fork backwards. I put the bike over the top of the park stand, fork backwards, and stab the fork eye into the axle. then i pull down on the rear of the frame evenly, and the forks easily bend back and are quite true usually.
I know i can fix the set in the picture as good as new. Using the frame for a lever insures a straight line pull, and your standing behind it to make sure its straight. every thing done off the bike will be tough to get straight. I also have an obsolete park tube straightener if a leg is bent at a bad angle
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Posted by ken
They are indeed some cool photos. Made me wonder what~s new at C.H.U.N.K. 666, but couldn~t find anything newer than 2008. I suspect even Megalon-5 would have to simmer down sometime. I~d also like to see more about Slouch cycles.
Gary, could you please post a guide to your fork-straightening method? I~ve tried various ways with limited success.
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Posted by gmain
i have straightened a bunch of antique forks, this one looks like most of the damage is near the top of the central fork, i would leave the rest alone, until thats straight, then reassemble and look it over. I straighten them in the frame, though.
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Posted by Vin
Some great photos there, Jay
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