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Old 03-29-11, 01:15 AM
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Sixty Fiver
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A minor bend in a fork can be repaired while more significant bends warrant replacement or attention by a skilled frame builder who can assess the fork for damage and judge whether or not the fork can be saved.

Bent fork...



Straightened fork... frame was undamaged and you would need to look very closely to see any signs of straightening (ie paint cracks).



This model has an exceptionally strong and stiff frame and the fork was bent at the lower section so the fork crown was not affected.

It was straightened by a builder who has over 30 years experience with such things and he says it will not fail under normal use unless it's owner drives it into the back of a car.

Alignment is perfect and the bike is as stable as a rock.

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