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Is this fork bent or not? w/ pic

Old 06-12-11, 05:38 PM
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Is this fork bent or not? w/ pic

Please gimme your thoughts.
I think so... but want someone to confirm or tell me otherwise.

thanks a lot..

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Old 06-12-11, 05:46 PM
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Severely bent.
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Old 06-12-11, 05:48 PM
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The fork is not bent in the least. The frame, on the other hand, is bent considerably away from the fork.
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Severely bent
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Old 06-12-11, 05:58 PM
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On the other hand, that rear brake cable routing is.......unique.
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It's not bent, it's custom and unique caster. "No for real",,,, that's bad bent.
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Old 06-12-11, 06:02 PM
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Yikes That thing is looks like macaroni .......
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One has to wonder how that thing steers at all. The fork legs are straight into the crown but the steerer tube has about a 15-degree bend in it ABOVE the crown race. If the head tube isn't egged out around the twisted bottom cup it would be a miracle.
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Old 06-12-11, 06:14 PM
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Yeah, I think that one could use a straightening at the very least. May well need new fork. On the plus side, as long as it's still straight, you can probably straighten it yourself.

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On the other hand, that rear brake cable routing is.......unique.
A little bit, yeah...
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Old 06-12-11, 06:22 PM
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That's a tall bike for sure.
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Old 06-12-11, 06:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Capecodder View Post
Yikes That thing is looks like macaroni .......
I agree 100% and from the looks of the stem I bet the steerer is bent too. I do hope LgReno is not serious about this and just trying to be amusing.
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Old 06-12-11, 06:34 PM
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you gotta wonder what happened, my bianchi looked just like that before i fixed it.
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I have straightened out several forks and would not touch that one. The bend is too close to the top and likely in the steering tube to crown fit. I would be fearful that the brazed or silver soldered joint will have been compromised. Were I the owner, I would pitch that fork immediately, and destroy what is left of it so that no one else could make the mistake of using it.

But that is just me.
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Old 06-12-11, 06:58 PM
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FD is little high up the seat tube, if you ask me.
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Old 06-12-11, 07:03 PM
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I saw a film once (yes we have moving pictures in Australia) where a guy had a fork turned 180 degrees in a frame. he ran next to the bike and pushed it off down a road (without a rider). The bike tracked true and eventually ran off the side of the road some distance away. It just showed how stable a bike would be if the rake ran behind centre.

I wonder it the "designer" of this front fork saw that film too?
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Old 06-12-11, 07:07 PM
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Isn't that known as the "criterium bend"?

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Originally Posted by LgReno View Post
Please gimme your thoughts.
I think so... but want someone to confirm or tell me otherwise.

thanks a lot..

Really?
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Old 06-12-11, 08:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
I agree 100% and from the looks of the stem I bet the steerer is bent too. I do hope LgReno is not serious about this and just trying to be amusing.

thanks all you guys!
CASE CLOSED...

background info:
a seller in montreal CL wants a big 170bucks for this bike (a little steep anways to begin with, especially given his add saying its "all tuned up" but check out that lame cableing work. I did give him cred. for cleaning it up nice tho, ahah lol). So anywyas I wrote him a cordial email saying he might draw bad attention with a bent fork like that. he replied with really pissy emails calling names and all... saying I knew nothing about bikes and that he own a bike shop etc...etc...and that i criticised his bike and to prove him that its bent blah blah blah .... (actually sent me that high res photo along with 4 others..)

So i replied and said that he was just a angry grumpy man....and that i never said it was "broken". I actually said from the looks of it, based on the pics... the fork looks bent and that its generally seen as something dangerous to ride a bike like that... and that unless he didnt know about it himself he could get bad attention from it. I simply suggested to revise his add. Nicely...

So now case closed... hes just being a ******bagette.

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Pull the fork, better idea of what has happened. Either way, somethings got to be done.
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Yea - I see bent fork bikes all the time in the Philly and NYC CLs. And even when its brought to their attention, they deny and continue to sell. Lowlifes.
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That bike is lame anyway. Move along to bigger and better things.
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Some people just make you scratch your head. "CASE CLOSED" is the best attitude.

Thanks for posting the photo though - it as fun.
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sounds like one of those people you give extra room to when you pass them on the sidewalk.
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