~ FORK SERVICE for Balloon Tire Bicycles ~ Re Threading & Re Sizing Etc!

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Krakatoa

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Oct 12, 2016
4,394
Bellows Falls VT
Mail order Fork & Frame Services offered for American Balloon tire bicycles 1935 through 1955!

Featured Service:

I can rework your donor fork for a perfect fit in your application!

Basic re threading and re sizing of ladies headtube length fork to men's length or desired under sizing with keyway cut for lockwasher, with standard 1" x 24 tpi threading. $40 plus return shipping, about $25.

If I source the fork for you there is only a $30 upcharge for the same service.

I can assist you in determining what the correct fork for your given year/model is if the fork is missing or you're unsure. I have been endeavoring to familiarize myself with the many different variations of the more than 1/2 dozen different manufacturers. I currently have a variety of forks in stock and can also assist in sourcing a correct one for you.

Other services are available on a case by case and workload basis. Typically these would be special, rare or unique pieces where replacement parts are not obtainable and include:

Stem and wedge extraction
Broken fender bolt extraction
Fork thread repair
Fork straightening
Frame alignment
Headtube and bottom bracket facing
Kinked/bent/dented tube reforming
Kickstand squash remediation
Rear dropout repairs
Rear adjuster extraction
Welding repair solutions based on suitability and aim of usage.

Please feel free to PM or contact me regarding your small or large project needs!

Nate Russell
Bellows Falls VT
401-548-9082

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Fat Willy

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jul 30, 2016
170
40
Maple Grove, MN
I can attest to Nates abilities and craftsmanship... here is a recent Columbia fork he reworked for me.
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As well as helping me with all the missing and correct parts for my 46 Columbia.

Before/after
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Krakatoa

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Oct 12, 2016
4,394
Bellows Falls VT
Still working steadily on projects up here in Bellows Falls VT!

Recently sourced a correct fork for Westfield built Elgin Falcon/Blackhawk model with 5" headtube.

Pictures are after service~

Basic alignment, straightening & squaring of truss retainer crown, chased threads. Fits well with full thread engagement!

Only question now is paint or chrome!

I also can straighten/repair/modify truss rods & plates as well as straighten/repair/reweld flat fender braces.

PM or call for details:

Nate
401-548-9082

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Kickstand3

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
May 16, 2014
2,726
Grapevine Tx
Mail order Fork & Frame Services offered for American Balloon tire bicycles 1935 through 1955!

Featured Service:

I can rework your donor fork for a perfect fit in your application!

Basic re threading and re sizing of ladies headtube length fork to men's length or desired under sizing with keyway cut for lockwasher, with standard 1" x 24 tpi threading. $40 plus return shipping, about $25.

If I source the fork for you there is only a $30 upcharge for the same service.

I can assist you in determining what the correct fork for your given year/model is if the fork is missing or you're unsure. I have been endeavoring to familiarize myself with the many different variations of the more than 1/2 dozen different manufacturers. I currently have a variety of forks in stock and can also assist in sourcing a correct one for you.

Other services are available on a case by case and workload basis. Typically these would be special, rare or unique pieces where replacement parts are not obtainable and include:

Stem and wedge extraction
Broken fender bolt extraction
Fork thread repair
Fork straightening
Frame alignment
Headtube and bottom bracket facing
Kinked/bent/dented tube reforming
Kickstand squash remediation
Rear dropout repairs
Rear adjuster extraction
Welding repair solutions based on suitability and aim of usage.

Please feel free to PM or contact me regarding your small or large project needs!

Nate Russell
Bellows Falls VT
401-548-9082

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20200129_163551.jpg


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Tom Hand

Look Ma, No Hands!
Jun 23, 2019
64
64
KC, MO
I’d like to publicly thank Nate Russel for taking all the time and care he did in straightening my 1952 Schwinn front fork, its stem, and its handlebars. Below is a couple of images to show the "before and after". It was bent in three separate directions; he corrected all three and cleaned up the threads too.

He went above and beyond and in today’s busy world where some people seem to be grumbling about one thing or another, it was sure a pleasure dealing with him.

Thanks to the CABE for the FORUM section of "Services". Without this, I would have never had the opportunity to find Nate and enlist his help.

Tom Hand

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