Finally riding a big boys bike
I brought an old Murray middleweight fork in from the 60s to a local bike shop that I have worked with this summer in Colorado Springs. A few threads up top were a little damaged and I asked if they had the die to be able to chase the threads. (3 threads) The manager said he had the die and took it to the back to perform the service. He was gone much longer that I thought he should be which had me concerned. He started to bring the fork back once and said something then disappeared for awhile longer. I caught a glimpse of the threads at that moment and I knew this had been a mistake. He came back later with the fork as if it were good to go. I told him I could not use it then discussed what was wrong. You could tell that he knew he had jacked it up but wasn’t going to admit that it was a problem. He was not apologetic, concerned and had no suggestions. I have spoke to a few other friends who are like me very mechanical and fabricators. They shared similar experiences of this place. I am adding a few photos of the fork I am now searching for a replacement for.