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    Brooks=owned

    So I was biking along and for no reason at all, my bike decided to go flying up in the air like a ****** bronco, throwing me off in the process. I managed to get quite a stream of obscenities out before hitting the ground (and plenty more after, of course). Luckily, the only damage to me was a scraped elbow and pissed-off mood, but my B17 did not fare so well.






    In retrospect, I was going down a hill and taking a left turn up another hill, and was probably braking on the way down, I think that's what made me briefly able to fly. Still, it doesn't seem quite physically possible...I blame gremlins.


    You guys ever seen anything like this?
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    I bent my Brooks in a freak accident and it looked like yours. I was able to straighten it out to factory-like condition. See the story at this link
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    I have selle San Marco Concor that is in the same shape, I haven't tried to straighten. I think your cro-mo rails will bend back easily.
    I don't do vintage, I bought them new, rode them, kept them. Now they are just old bikes
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/bustercrb/sets/72157623483647522/

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrobertdavis View Post
    I was able to straighten it out to factory-like condition.
    Nice. I'll contact Brooks - actually, I have someone who's buying the bike in a week (I'm leaving the country then) so I'll have to let him know if/how it can be fixed.

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