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I think every part of my bike has issues

Old 10-09-15, 11:14 PM
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I think every part of my bike has issues


So... I just ride a bike.. I don't do anything fancy, I sometimes go and do a very 'easy' mountain bike track with my friends but a few months ago I wiped out pretty good going down a hill (not mountain biking) and either things are supposed to be on angles or everything is bent I'm pretty sure that the suspension/forks are broken for sure.. now I've gone and taken a lot of photos and a video showing what the issues are. ultimately what i'm asking is if its worth getting this bike fixed or should I pay for a decent one that isn't gonna **** itself from one crash.

Video of crash: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDYEzaZKxVM

I'm sure all of you could bash on me on how i'm riding wrong or something but I don't care..

Photos of problem(s): Images

video of issue (You can see that its kinda loose, this is way more noticeable when breaking): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOErK8QZPhY

Thanks in advance for help
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I looked through your photos. The non drive side pedal or crank appears bent or loose. I can't see anything else. To see alignment issues, it is more helpful to see photos taken from a reasonable distance, rather than closeups with lens distortion and odd perspectives.

In the video, one of the fork legs appears to flex when you push it with your hand. Probably would be better to video this from the side. But anyway, any damage to the fork would be potentially dangerous, like lose your teeth dangerous.

You should bring the bike to a bike shop or a knowledgeable friend for an in-person inspection. Some things can't really be diagnosed online.
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Your images are absolutely enormous, and your web host seems to have problems displaying and scrolling around. I gave up on it after a while.

When you post on the web, pick out the photos you think are the most important, and cut them down to, say 1000x1000 pixels or so, and less than 256kb per photo. AND DESCRIBE WHY THEY ARE IMPORTANT TO THE VIEWER.

Bent rims, or out of true parts can only be visualized with the wheel spinning on the bike.

Likewise, a bent derailleur hanger is easiest to see with the wheel on the bike, and perhaps with a rear view and the derailleur shifted to the largest sprocket on the rear.

As jyl mentioned, your crank arms may be bent, but cheaply replaced.

A bit of a wobble in the fork blades might be a pain for handling. But, it is quite possible that if the bike started as a cheap bike, they may have wobbled some before the crash too.

I'd haul it all to your local bike co-op, and see if you can find someone there that will go over it with you.

A lot of stuff can be fixed, replaced, or rebuilt on bicycles, but you may find that the cost of rebuilding may exceed the cost of replacing the whole bike (new or used).
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