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Old 05-30-17, 11:00 AM
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Front End Collision? Pass?

Hey all,

Now I'm trying to get a bike to ride with the gf on Sundays and saw this bike. Does it look like the front fork is bent?

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it kinda does!
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Yes, it looks bent.
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Old 05-30-17, 11:19 AM
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The fork may well be slightly bent. The head tube angle looks reasonable, and the bike will probably ride just fine.

That bike looks like it could use a good tune-up which won't be cheap (new hoods, new cables, etc).

Nonetheless, if it sells for < $5, it would be an excellent deal, and would make a good rider, or parts donor. Perhaps up to $30 to $50???
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Nope-- it's not bent. Looks like all it needs is some Grab On foam grips for the drops.
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I with the it is bent crowd and my guess is that it won't track worth beans. I would pass unless I had a chance to inspect it and ride it, first.
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Wow....$2.74......I hope you spend more on her than on your ride....
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the first pic kinda looks like maybe it's bent, but the pic from the other side it looks totally normal to me. definitely worth the two dollars
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I don't think the fork or frame are actually bent but it has two different size wheels and tires a 27in with a fairly high profile tire on the front and a 700c with a fairly low profile tire on the rear causing a inch or more of difference front to rear. Still with the miss mosh of un-matching parts and rough shape I would pass.
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Even looking at both sides, I still see fork misalignment, not only at the top of the fork(on the drive side), but also at the curves. Of course, my eyes are old and I could be wrong. It would be nice to see a direct head on shot, just to determine if the wheel rim/tire is centered between the fork blades.
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Lol, she gets a brand new one. I'd rather buy a used one for myself since I'm not in a rush and can just ride on my road bike for the time being.

I also see the misalignment at the curves as well, but I'm no expert.
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