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    fork issue

    hey--

    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:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/nahh/2532048192/

    thanks!

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    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?

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    way overdue for a new bike. just haven't decided on one yet.
    thanks for the info!

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    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.

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    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.
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    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.

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    Previous owner must have been riding the bike backwards, common in trick riding.
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