When assembling the forks, you can ensure everything in square by passing the
axle through the forks and supporting the top end of the forks as the cement dries.
February 14, 2001
Its easy to rebuild the forks to have real metal for the telescopic portion.
Rather than using a metallic paint to try and get the proper effect. The
telescopic portion can replaced with steel or polished aluminium tubing. If
aluminium tubing, it can be polished to a chrome like finish using a finger nail
buffing stick. I use 5-minute epoxy to assemble the forks.
jig of various tubing was used to keep the aluminium tubing aligned while the 5
minute epoxy dried. This ensured that the tubing's centerline matched the upper
fork's centerline. I placed the fork inside some tubing and some smaller tubing around the
new aluminium lower end.