Bicycle Mechanics - fork issue
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noticed this problem on my bike, not sure how to fix it. (or if it's vital that i do)
looks like the fork might be bent or something :(
take a look:
Looks like a bent steer tube, assuming that it is still attached. At the least you probably need a new fork and possibly a new headset. Time for a new bike?
way overdue for a new bike. just haven't decided on one yet.
thanks for the info!
05-28-08, 03:35 PM
I agree the steerer tube is certainly bent. What did you run into? Anyway, you need a new fork at a minimum and, as Al1943 said, almost surely a new headset. If the frame's headtube was ovalized by the impact, the frame may be toast too.
05-28-08, 07:39 PM
It seems odd that he fork bent that way. I'd think it would be more usual to have it bend the other way--from a front-end impact.
never had a front impact on that bike, got it used though, could have been weakened by the previous owner.
so strange it bent like that.
05-28-08, 11:08 PM
Previous owner must have been riding the bike backwards, common in trick riding.
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