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Old 11-05-14, 10:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Bikedued
FSome guy on this site got a bmx frame he was carrying caught in the front spokes, and VOILA! The exact same bend.
That's not the same bend. In your pic the bottom of the fork still curves forward; in the previous two pics the bottom of the forks have a reverse bend, with the tip of the fork pointing straight downwards

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Mentally remove the handlebars and brake caliper, spin the forks180*, reinstall handlebars and brakes? unless I am missing something here?,,,,BD
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Yes, it's certainly possible that the fork is just backwards, I was wondering that as well. Somebody with photoshop-fu could digitally reverse the fork, and maybe it will end up just looking totally normal.
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Originally Posted by Bikedued
Mentally remove the handlebars and brake caliper, spin the forks180*, reinstall handlebars and brakes? unless I am missing something here?,,,,BD
I'm seeing it the same way you are. Take a look at the position of the fender and rack lugs in each picture, the yellow bike and blue bike have the lugs 180° opposite, turn either fork 180° as you said and they would be nearly identical. It would also be expected that forks on similar bikes from the same manufacturer would bend the same way. They would be made of the same material, same tubing configuration and thickness and would react the same to similar external forces.
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Also, a "soft" impact like something caught in the spokes would/could cause a nice graceful bend. Hitting the back of a parked car or a wall, not so much. Even something like riding through a ditch or similar shaped land mass with a steep far side, could cause a soft impact as well. A bike does not have to hit a hard object to bend the forks especially if they are high tensile or softer. Remember my World tourist stem removal from a few weeks ago? I twisted the fork out of alignment just from the leverage of the handlebars(and without even trying that hard?). That's one of the main reasons I transferred all the components to another frame.,,,,BD
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[h=2]Vintage NordicTrack 92" - $500 (Bloomington)[/h]Vintage NordicTrack 92"



Vintage NordicTrack 1992 fitness bike. 19" bike is in good condition. This a unique and rare piece of fitness history. This is made for indoor stationary or outdoor. Stand is not included. $500 or best offer.

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I wonder if he'd sell the kickstand and department store saddle separately. I'm not usually part of the bent fork brigade...but sheesh! $750 for a flea market junker...I love how anything Italian that says campagnolo, even turds like this, are used to justify premium pricing.

Legnano Mid 70's totally original

This is a completely original Legnano, Italian made.
New ones sell for over $2500.00. I purchased this bike from a bike shop in the mid 70's and have had it ever since. As you can see from the pictures, it will need some TLC to get it in riding condition, but there are not many originals like this one left.
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completely original Legnano
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake
I wonder if he'd sell the kickstand and department store saddle separately. I'm not usually part of the bent fork brigade...but sheesh! $750 for a flea market junker...I love how anything Italian that says campagnolo, even turds like this, are used to justify premium pricing.

Legnano Mid 70's totally original

This is a completely original Legnano, Italian made.
New ones sell for over $2500.00. I purchased this bike from a bike shop in the mid 70's and have had it ever since. As you can see from the pictures, it will need some TLC to get it in riding condition, but there are not many originals like this one left.
$750.00 or best offer
I'd give him $20. for it
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Just at a loss with this Mercier bike for 849.

"Mercier/Reynolds racing bicycle in restorable condition, vintage 1960- early 1970s era I purchased this bike at an estate sale in the pensylvania area, and spoke with the man now in his 60s who built this bike from scratch many years ago . He told me that he purchased every single part one at a time brand new and also this bike was hand painted at the time its extreemly lightweight as well with all very high end bicycle componets installed on this bike"
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^re: low end Mercier
Seller's other stuff makes it more clear: VCR tapes going for over $10, mini-bike for nearly $2000. Delusional...
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this is a beautiful rare bike made one year only 20 inch stingray tandem with a two speed kick back hub. Has N.O.S tires and seats the rest is all orignal paint is in great shape for its age all chrome is in great shape. Its a winner.
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Local bike shops people! If you have never done it before, at least have them look it over.

53.5cm Gravity Road Bike For Sale. Excellent condition. Like new.

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I give the guy an "A" for marketing, but he must have missed the lecture on price points...
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Local bike shops people! If you have never done it before, at least have them look it over.

53.5cm Gravity Road Bike For Sale. Excellent condition. Like new.

I wasn't familiar with this brand so I looked them up and was horrified to see that THIS is what $795 buys you in the new bike arena. MSRP $795 | Avenue A Road Bikes : Gravity Bikes I expected it to cost $250-$300 from a department store. Can anyone tell me why this is so expensive?

I also wondered about why so many forks are mistakenly oriented backwards, but that's the way they ship inside the box to save space.
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MSRP is a long way from what the Gravity bikes actually sell for., $ 319.95 shipped to your door.

I also think one of the problems with people installing their own fork is that they see the brake behind the seat stay on the rear brake and assume it should be the same front.
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Oh whoops- it's a Bikes Direct bike. I should have done a bit more digging!
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And does that Gravity have a badly bent top tube, or is that just the effect of light bending as it passes by a decal that says GRAVITY?
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And does that Gravity have a badly bent top tube, or is that just the effect of light bending as it passes by a decal that says GRAVITY?
ROFL Good one!
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Probably the same GRAVITY that had such a strong attractive force on those front brakes...
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Originally Posted by Toeslider
I'm amazed at the number of seemingly knowledgeable people posting here that think that Peugeot has a bent fork. You could put my knowledge of classic bikes on my pinky fingernail and have room left over, compared to some people here, and it is painfully obvious that that fork was designed that way. Running into a curb? Really? You should be so lucky as to have something come out that graceful-looking after running into a curb. It would snap at the neck before it turned into the arc you see in the pictures, assuming it curved the other way to begin with. Is it a common fork for a Peugeot? No, but they are out there. That bike may have other issues, but the fork isn't one of them. I suspect there is some Devils-night trolling going on.
One doesn't have to have any knowledge of vintage bicycles to tell that that fork is bent. Tossing in my ˘2 from the perspective of volunteering my time at a bike coop in France, plus having the chance to work with some folks who really know about french production standards and I can tell you for certain that Peugeot never made a fork like that.

That steel is pretty soft, as stated before, it wouldn't take much - just the right hit - to bend a fork that way.
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