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Old 10-23-08, 11:25 AM   #1
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ever bent / break your forks?

what kind of forks were you using? what brand? what material?
where did you break them? how did you break them?
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Old 10-23-08, 03:01 PM   #2
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Bent a couple. First one was a mongoose fork off a fuzz pro. I was launching out of a 3.5 ft mini ramp and nose dived, ended up breaking my collar bone too. Second was a Fit flow fork, bent forward a bit from doing alot of disasters.
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Old 10-23-08, 04:36 PM   #3
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ran into a tyre-height fence at full speed on an old 80s mongoose. forks bent backwards just below where the blades join the steerer, they stopped bending when the tyre hit the frame and i went over the bars. i ended up twisting the stem around (remember quill stems?) and riding home with a crazy 4" rake
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Old 10-23-08, 04:38 PM   #4
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ran into a tyre-height fence at full speed on an old 80s mongoose. forks bent backwards just below where the blades join the steerer, they stopped bending when the tyre hit the frame and i went over the bars. i ended up twisting the stem around (remember quill stems?) and riding home with a crazy 4" rake
lmao, wow. so you didnt see the fence or what?
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Old 10-23-08, 04:45 PM   #5
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hah no, it was about 10pm. by the time i saw there was a fence there i only had time to think "oh ****" and go limp
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Old 10-23-08, 05:01 PM   #6
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Yeah I bent my first ones, I did a large step up, being first in a 6 person train, and my front tire just clipped the cinder block landing, and I went over, and 5 outta the 6 kids nailed my bike =[, When it was brand new.
Then I got dk Octanes, and bent them some how, That im not sure.

Ocatnes are made outta 100% heat-treated chromoly [ Copied from danscomp. ]
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send it back for the warranty.
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send it back for the warranty.
I tried that and they told me too send them back were i got them, so I called danscomp and they wouldnt do it, there not bent too bad, its hard too notice, but i know its there, and it kinda bugs me.
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oh geez!!! broken forks!!
s&m pitch forks (original ones).... cracked steer tube
the original 41thermal odyssey's.... bent
2-hip.... torn off a drop out
kink forks.... snapped
race classics.... snapped dropouts
directors.... so far so good!!! (about a year old now)
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