Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Hervey Bay, Qld, Australia.
Bikes: Colnago (82, 85, 89, 90, 91, 96, 03), 85 Cinelli, 90 Rossin, 83 Alan, 82 Bianchi, 78 Fountain, 2 x Pinarello, Malvern Star (37), Hillman (70's), 80's Beretto Lo-Pro Track, 80's Kenevans Lo-Pro, Columbus Max (95), DeGrandi (80's) Track.
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Yep - bent front forks. Does the seat tube and down tube look to be 'creased' near the short, front head tube? If so - throw the frame away. It could be fixed but this would be very expensive and it is difficult to find someone with those skills. If the frame's not bent - change the forks but you must replace your fork with a fork with the same size steerer tube and take the correct size wheel (probably 700C) which is reasonably easy to find.
I would say that the frame was a 1970's frame (clamp on front derailleur, one set of bottle mounts, cable guides brazed to the top tube, plenty of space between the rear wheel and seat tube).