Wanted park tool FT-4

Discussion in 'WANTED' started by buickmike, Dec 1, 2017.

  1. buickmike

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    Got a fork issue. Looking for this tool to straighten it out.....Pm with details. If available
     

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  2. buickmike

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    ..honestly- I found one but at the price might be cheaper to buy another fork IF you could find one. Of them.
     
  3. buickmike

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    Well; although I had bought another fork- being the 37 type it was similar to 36. Igave up on original closed dropout 36 fork. Until today when I bought the FT-4.Now I can try to straighten 36 fork. IF I can buy the park tool to tweek the fork. FFS-2?
     
  4. SirMike1983

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    Should be FFS-2. Set up the FT-4 in the vise and mount the fork in the FT-4 so the crown is horizontal. Now you can run the FT-4 alignment gauge down the fork blades and see where the bend(s) are. I like to use the Frame and Fork-End alignment stick tools along with this rig - the FT-4 checks the alignment running down the blades, while the sticks check at the very end where the drops are. On an older, over-built steel fork like on most balloon tire bikes, a little off isn't the end of the world (in fact, many seemingly "perfect" old forks are off just a little bit). But large variations are addressed at the blades by the frame arm FFS tool and then at the drops with leverage on the fork end sticks.
     
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  5. buickmike

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    Ya id like to do the job right... I'm gonna try to pick the Ffs-2 first.
    I've got the SS-1. Might use that?
     
  6. buickmike

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    Just saw one on the bay- exquisite condition
    FT-4
    -sold under 20 min.-
     
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  7. buickmike

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    Finally found the Ffs-2. Might have to pick up the sticks to align dropouts
     

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