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Does This Fork Look Bent To You?

Old 08-08-22, 09:53 AM
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Does This Fork Look Bent To You?

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Hmmn...are we being pranked?
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Yes.
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Originally Posted by clubman View Post
Hmmn...are we being pranked?
This is an ebay listing. The guy wants over $600 for it so I let him know the fork was bent, he doesn't see the problem so I thought I'd send him the link to this thread
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You don't need to send the link. Just start looking for another bike.
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If you are going to be the Ebay listing policeman, you better have a lot of time to waste.
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Originally Posted by delbiker1 View Post
If you are going to be the Ebay listing policeman, you better have a lot of time to waste.
I do, I just wasted 30 seconds responding to your pointless comment
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Originally Posted by branko_76 View Post
This is an ebay listing. The guy wants over $600 for it so I let him know the fork was bent, he doesn't see the problem so I thought I'd send him the link to this thread
Yeah I guess I should have used the sarcasm emoticon. I've given up a long time ago on educating sellers with misinformation either deliberate or unwitting. It's just not worth the time to educate or reform them
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It's a $60 bike now. LOL. Bent over 1/2".
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Old 08-08-22, 10:57 AM
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Originally Posted by branko_76 View Post
This is an ebay listing. The guy wants over $600 for it so I let him know the fork was bent, he doesn't see the problem so I thought I'd send him the link to this thread
While your intentions are good, he won't care.
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Originally Posted by Chuck M View Post
While your intentions are good, he won't care.
I'm sure you're right.
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Old 08-08-22, 11:03 AM
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I think I saw that one listed on CL in Boston. Also seller acknowledges a stuck seat post.

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Originally Posted by nlerner View Post
I think I saw that one listed on CL in Boston. Also seller acknowledges a stuck stem.
Must be the same one
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Old 08-08-22, 11:14 AM
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Originally Posted by branko_76 View Post
Must be the same one
You can save forty bucks if you’re a local: https://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/bi...518299086.html
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I think I saw that one listed on CL in Boston. Also seller acknowledges a stuck stem.
The bike has problems for sure. In its current state, I would pay about $75.00
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But the net result is a sloping top tube - that's good, innit?

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flip the fork around 180 degrees, instant Pinarello.
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I'm amazed the frame is as straight as it is. Pretty impressive. Good luck finding an appropriate fork.
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Originally Posted by 52telecaster View Post
I'm amazed the frame is as straight as it is. Pretty impressive. Good luck finding an appropriate fork.
I'm actually not. Why? Because this very model (and it appears model year) was my first serious road bike and I did the exact same thing with mine. Slow-ish rear-ender into the back of a Chrysler Imperial. The frame appeared to suffer no damage, so I simply replaced the original with one of those Tange "one-size-fits-all" chrome forks. The bike lived on it that guise until it was stolen about 4 years later.

Funny thing, my frame was nearly the same size as this one, too. A couple crappy pics of photos follow.

Before, with original fork:



After, with replacement:



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One will have consider that many bike owners genuinely do not know what bent forks will look like snd assume that everything's ok with their bike, post crash, if it still seems to ride with no problems they can detect. They might even think the angle of the fork blades looks OK from the side if they are not familiar with what should normal on a bike frameset.

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As a framebuilder I think I could bend those blades back to original specs. We are pretty brutal to them bending the rake in the 1st place. Once a tube become kinked, it is toast but not necessarily if it is just bent. Of course it is likely that the head and down tube have a little kink from the head on too. You have to feel for them to tell if that isn't visible. Those are't recoverable.
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Originally Posted by delbiker1 View Post
If you are going to be the Ebay listing policeman, you better have a lot of time to waste.
FYI, after seeing this thread which I linked for him, the seller revised the listing disclosing the bent fork and lowered his price.

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