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    Bent fork thread

    I don't think a thread exists for bent fork cases.

    I'll start:
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    I crashed and went over my handlebars at the end of April. Here is a picture of three forks for comparison. The top two are straight. The bottom one was on the bike



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    Quote Originally Posted by Craigslist View Post
    Note to you BLOWHARD MORONS out there: The fork is not bent. Most PEUGEOTS of the '70s forks DID NOT line up with the head tube angle. This is normal. The last pic is from the 1972 Dutch catalog showing this EXACT MODEL in diagram. Keep your comments to yourself......
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    In the right lane gerv's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by b dub View Post
    Wow... that one took a good hit. I'm not seeing how the seat stays buckled like that.

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    Bent fork thread

    Roof rack backwards run in with garage top?
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    Quote Originally Posted by b dub View Post
    Roof rack backwards run in with garage top?
    Or maybe rear-ended a car, then got rear-ended by another one.

    I can't believe that's an actual ad, and that it actually says
    Have a pretty sweet Schwinn Traveler road bike for sale.

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    This Motobecane has been for sale for a while now...$75

    http://flint.craigslist.org/bik/4070604128.html

    Laterally stiff yet vertically compliant.

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    Not so conventional.


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    Quote Originally Posted by due ruote View Post
    Or maybe rear-ended a car, then got rear-ended by another one.

    I can't believe that's an actual ad, and that it actually says
    Have a pretty sweet Schwinn Traveler road bike for sale.
    I don't think there's any way the advertisement's description and the pictures go together. Also, it looks to be the 25" size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cb400bill View Post
    This Motobecane has been for sale for a while now...$75

    http://flint.craigslist.org/bik/4070604128.html

    Bike does have wear, but has all original parts!

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    Deformed forks from crashes or overloading are one thing, slight bends can drive ya nuts!



    There was about 3 degrees of twisting bend in what appeared to be a straight fork. The previous owner remedied the repair by filing a bit of drop-out to align the wheel...arrghhhhhh! An hour or so on a frame table and it's close to being perfect...to be perfect, new fork ends, chrome and paint

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    One of mine, unfortunately:







    Damaged in my Household Goods shipment from the UK, January 1996. Bike was mint and fully-pantographed; a real head-turner. Now it's a prime candidate for a shop stool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
    One of mine, unfortunately:







    Damaged in my Household Goods shipment from the UK, January 1996. Bike was mint and fully-pantographed; a real head-turner. Now it's a prime candidate for a shop stool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerv View Post
    Wow... that one took a good hit. I'm not seeing how the seat stays buckled like that.
    Hmmmm... I'm picturing a big fat guy hitting something, the rear of the bike comes up, then smashed back to the ground while he's still seated...

    That has to be one ill-handling bike!
    There's always room for one more bike!

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