Forks (Take 2)
Updated: May 16, 2019
Ceeway got the replacement parts to me by the next day, which was impressive. I wasted no time in knocking up another wooden jig. I'd love a full collection of purpose built steel ones, but the time pressures of this project do not allow for such luxuries. Onto an MDF base I clamped appropriately machined oak blocks to hold the steering tube horizontal and the dropouts at the chosen rake of 45 mm. It looks like a bit of a fire hazard, but it’s not. The flame is kept localized and under control and if I were to get slack, oak and MDF would take some lighting.
Buoyed by my previous pipe bending ‘success’ I needed to get straight back on the horse and do some more. It was the chain stays this time and in a far simpler way. This time around I filled them with sand rather than water and pushed them by hand around a gently curved wood block. I was really pleased with the results.