E-ritchie said: fork blades are designed in guage, taper, and overall length to be bent. chainstays are not.
And How did Hetchins deal with this back in the day?
> -- Peter Jon White <email@example.com> wrote:
> "When I get fork blades from True Temper or whomever, they come straight.
> They have to be bent to offset the dropouts. The amount that chainstays and
> seat stays need to bend in order to move the dropouts 5mm is far less than
> fork blades are bent to get 40mm of rake in the fork.
> In short, it's harmless..."
> i feel differently.
> fork blades are designed in guage, taper, and overall length
> to be bent. chainstays are not. also, the original question is
> rooted in taking a finished "unit" and bending it. fork blades
> are typically bent as blades and matched in pairs to create
> the "unit". if you took an older chainstay and "s-ed" them as
> modern chainstays are supplied, that would be a different
> story. (i told the original pos-er offlist that...) i would steer
> clear of the re-worked vintage frame that this thread centers
> around (...unless the bridges were removed first, the frame
> spread, and the bridges replaced a 'la brian-issimo's post).
> chester, ct