bent steel fork
Hi everyone. I have an old shogun road bike frame (guessing around mid-80's due to the teal and yellow paint shceme) that I bought a few months back with hopes of building a nice, low-budget fixed-gear bike this winter. The frame is tange cro-mo and is lugged at all the joints, including on the fork. My problem, which I just noticed a few weeks ago, is that the fork is bent. If you line it up and look down on it, you can plainly see that the left fork blade is bent back and inward. I don't want to spend a ton of cash on this project, but I also don't want to do anything to this fork that might hurt me in the longrun. Is this something that I can fix at home just by cold-bending or with a torch, should I take it to a shop, or should I ditch the fork altogether and find a replacement? Your insight is much appreciated!