Fork repair - cold setting - advanced version
We're talking about steel forks here.

Sometimes a wheel doesn't go in straight. Often the dropouts are too close together. This and many other problems can usually be fixed by cold setting with the right tools, as long as the steerer is straight, there are no kinks in the blades, and the dropouts and fork crowns are brazed in properly

In this case, even after the dropouts were made parallel, centered on the fork crown, and the tips in the same plane as the fork crown, the wheel was still off center.

How can this be? In these cases, I've found that the distance between the dropout and fork crown is mismatched. Perhaps one blade was brazed in longer than the other, or the rake was mismatched originally.

At any rate, a very special tool is required to change rake.
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