Re: [CR]My first "Real" Project...My first "Real" Hitch

(Example: Framebuilding:Brazing Technique)

Date: Fri, 03 Mar 2006 19:16:18 -0800
From: "jj & kk" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]My first "Real" Project...My first "Real" Hitch
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You need the fork out and in a fork jig, I like the one by VAR but I started with it long ago. Raleigh was not famous for perfect alignment back then, but it needs to be evaluated to see if the rake is uniform as well as left to right. Straightening the ends is a common task in the initial assembly of one of these when they came out of the box. Once in a while a rat tail file is needed to get things "square", other times lots of bending. The rear triangle on these was out more often than it was correct, but thats another story.

Basically be sure one knows where it is out before bending things back.

Eyeballing it for pushed back legs is the first thing to do before it comes out of the frame. Generally the legs should align with the turning axis for the first 6 to 7" at least below the crown. You did not state the size of the frame, but if there is toe clip overlap present, it is certainly bent.

John Jorgensen
Palos Verdes Ca