[CR]Classic Bent Fork

Example: Racing:Beryl Burton

From: "Paul Aslanides" <monymusk@austarmetro.com.au>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Tue, 7 May 2002 19:23:03 +1000
Subject: [CR]Classic Bent Fork

Steven M. Johnson wrote:
>If I lay the fork on its' back on my alignment table (kitchen counter), and push the fork down tight against the flat surface, the right blade touches the counter, but the left is up above the counter at least 4mm.<

I have this problem with a classic Malvern Star (3 Star model) from the forties. Because the steel stem was seized in the steerer tube, I have assumed that excess force was used on the handlebars ( with the wheel between the knees ),in a misguided effort to remove the stem, leading to the twisted fork. I'm hoping a framebuilder will be able to recover it.

Steven - I can't bear it any longer, so here's how I remember it: "Alison Gross, she must be, the ugliest witch in the North Country". Maybe I was under some influence at the time. Steeleye Span, wasn't it?

Paul Aslanides.