Classic & Vintage - Could some photo their Colnago Piu Forks with a straight edge?
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I recently took a flyer on a sight-unseen steel Colnago which seems to show signs of a crash. (the whole thread is over in Bike Mechanics.) I believe it is a Piu model.
I took these pictures of the forks. But I don't know if the gap showing under the ruler edge means the fork is bent or if this is the normal shape.
Could someone else with a good condition Piu maybe take the same shots of their forks so we/I can compare?
06-18-10, 10:43 AM
Front of the fork is supposed to be absolutely straight; the taper should be from the rear only:
(Not my pic, not my bike):
Nothing that some cold setting can't fix.
I can't find the thread in Mechanics. A link would be appreciated. EDIT, found it: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?654002-what-do-these-paint-crackles-mean&p=10969025&highlight=#post10969025
06-18-10, 10:46 AM
P.S.: The paint cracks are evidence enough. Bent.
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