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Old 05-21-07, 05:02 PM   #1
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Is this fork damaged?

It seems obvious at first. When I looked closely the bends are entirely symmetrical and there are no kinks, rust or creases. I've put my full 200 lbs on the front bars without any give. If it is bent I'll have to part out the bike.



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Old 05-21-07, 05:24 PM   #2
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It seems obvious at first. When I looked closely the bends are entirely symmetrical and there are no kinks, rust or creases. I've put my full 200 lbs on the front bars without any give. If it is bent I'll have to part out the bike.
Yes, it's wrecked, probably by a bad landing from a jump.

However, BMX forks are readily available from various sources, and they're fairly generic.

Sheldon "Ooof!" Brown

Edit: On looking closer at the photo, it doesn't look like jump damage. This bike was probably in a head on crash, which bent the fork back severely. Then somebody turned the fork around backwards to make it rideable after a fashion.
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Yes, they're bent, and what's more, they're on backwards. I'm not sure who makes one inch threaded BMX forks anymore (beyond the obvious: Chinese factories...), but they're obviously out there somewhere because every generic "big-box" store completes come with them.
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Easy fix as two big wholesale vendors sell these forks.
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