Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Toronto (again) Ontario, Canada
Bikes: Norco Bushpilot (out of commission), Raleigh Delta
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Originally Posted by jim p
Well I deciced to go high tech. I used plywood instead of 2x4's and the fork bent right back into shape. The metal was soft and it took very little force to get things back in shape.
Bending a fork is not recommended, the problem is, that if the fork fails, you will do a face plant
Note, I didn't say you may
do a face plant, but you will
do a face plant.
If you wanna know what a face plant is like, check out my blog, because I did one off my mountain bike April 11th, it was June 15th before I could ride again, and I got off lucky
And yes, my shoulder is still
bothering me, some days. I am also thankful, that my Provincial Health Plan (I am in Canada), paid for the CTScan, MRI and EMG, and all the doctor visits.
A fork that has been bent several times, is more likely to fail then one that hasn't. Best solution is to replace the fork, you may also need a different stem if the size is slightly different....