fork stanchions

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fork stanchions

Postby StuBaker » Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:09 pm

Have just managed (at last) to separate the stanchions and sliders on my model 14 CSR lightweight (by using the length of pipe and fork puller combination). I now find that both stanchions are slightly bent ... can anyone recommend a company to straighten them?
Thanks

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Postby laxy » Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:00 am

take them along to any engineering company in your area and seek their advice but I would be inclined to buy a new pair,about 100 for peace of mind.Its obvious the bikes had a shunt so dont take any chances,it could cost you a lot more than the price of a pair of new stantchions

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Postby alanengineer » Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:34 am

Most Fork tubes bend slightly in prolonged use. Its a simple case of easing with a flypress, vee blocks and a dial gauge. if you dont have a friendly local engineering company, it probably cheaper to buy a new pair

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Postby chasdev » Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:40 pm

I agree, very simple (and reliable) fix to straighten.
If they are bent so far that the metal kinks or ripples when they are straightened, then they are finished..

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Postby alanengineer » Sun Feb 13, 2011 2:28 pm

Yes. If they look bent with the naked eye, just throw them away

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Postby StuBaker » Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:26 pm

Many thanks, they are only slightly bent but I don't have a friendly engineering company! So may well go for new (where does it all end?!)

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Postby laxy » Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:17 pm

I'm afraid it doesn't

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Postby itma » Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:21 pm

do you not have metal work classes in your school or a college nearby?

straightening stanchions is quite OK, used to do my own.

you can get a half decent hydraulic press off ebay for around 100 ish

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Postby wilko » Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:36 pm

A sledge hammer works for me, protecting the stanchion of course! (ducking for cover)!

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Postby itma » Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:53 pm

for an australian that would pass as precision engineering I suppose?

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