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Old 05-28-08, 01:51 PM   #1
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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/

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Old 05-28-08, 02:48 PM   #2
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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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Old 05-28-08, 03:16 PM   #3
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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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Old 05-28-08, 08:35 PM   #6
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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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