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    Alignment off

    I crashed pretty bad last night. I was texting while riding and hit a pot hole.

    I flew about 10 feet, luckily only minor injuries. I thought my bike was fine until I took it out a bit ago to run errands. If I ride no-handed the bike immediately veers to the left. And whilst riding, it does the same thing. I am super out of control at all times now. I noticed that the front wheel was out of alignment big time, totally uncentered. So I took it off and put it back on but I had to force it back into center position while tightening the bolts. So now both wheels are centered perfectly and my stem/handlebars are in the right position but the problem is still there. What else could it be? Really hoping I don't have to buy a new wheel set.

    Any advice/info is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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    fork or frame are bent...

    if it is steel you may be able to have it tweaked back into shape by someone who knows what they are doing.
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    because physics has more street cred than tarckstars.

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    Yeah its steel. Pake frame and Soma Fab fork. Hopefully City Bikes can hook me up or else I'm ****ed ****ed ****ed.

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    And for what its worth it was a very quiet residential street with no traffic flow whatsoever. I would never do a text otherwise nor will I ever do it again while riding. Stupid me.

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    oh man, i thought the texting part was a joke about the other thread.

    this thread is suddenly full of facepalm.

    and your fork's bent.

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    Ahh ****. Live and learn.

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    yep "live" being the key word. ride on!

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    I think "learn" is the key word in this instance.

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    "LOL" is now the key word.

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