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    Fork blade bending

    What are your thoughts on blade bending with and without the drops brazed on? Do the drops help align the blade in the bender, make it easier or harder? I know blades bent with the drops have a straight section from the tips for a few inches (which is not objectionable to me), anything else different? And how many of you use sand fill to prevent rippling?

    thanks, Brian

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    I braze them on first - the Hammill bender I use has a pin that the ends hook onto, and the ramp starts right at the dropout so there's no straight section. I don't use any fill and I don't get any rippling.

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    Brian

    The nature of bending means that the Manufactures of tapered Fork Blades do not heat treat them, meaning that they are very workable in the bender. The same can not be said for some tapered Chainstays or Seatstays that are heat treated and refuse to bend.

    Eric
    If I don't make an attempt, how will I know if it will work?

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