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Old 06-18-10, 09:20 AM   #1
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Could some photo their Colnago Piu Forks with a straight edge?

I recently took a flyer on a sight-unseen steel Colnago which seems to show signs of a crash. (the whole thread is over in Bike Mechanics.) I believe it is a Piu model.

I took these pictures of the forks. But I don't know if the gap showing under the ruler edge means the fork is bent or if this is the normal shape.

Could someone else with a good condition Piu maybe take the same shots of their forks so we/I can compare?

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Old 06-18-10, 09:43 AM   #2
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Front of the fork is supposed to be absolutely straight; the taper should be from the rear only:

(Not my pic, not my bike):


Nothing that some cold setting can't fix.

I can't find the thread in Mechanics. A link would be appreciated. EDIT, found it: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...=#post10969025

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P.S.: The paint cracks are evidence enough. Bent.

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