My Motobecane Grand Record, 1980ish edition was delivered yesterday. It was an ebay purchase at a darn good price. To my delight it was in very good condition. Some nicks and scratches, but for a 30+ yr old bike, not bad.
Big problem I noticed was the front brake pads were below the rim when the pads were adjusted to the top of their adjustment. Looked at the fork and I thought, hmmm... looks like someone was pulling wheelies and landing them hard.
Soooo..... made due with an improvised fork bending tool. It worked. Bike rides straight. Fork is still not the most graceful of bends but only I will notice.