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Old 10-26-14, 08:17 PM
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Olmo Competition Is this fork bent?

It looks like the fork is quite straight. I don't know much about Olmo, but just from the period it was made, this doesn't look correct, right?

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Old 10-26-14, 09:00 PM
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It's a shopgoodwill photo for heavens sake, probably identified from the thread about Sloar's Trek 410 score. From that angle you can't judge. Go down to the store and check it out before you bid.
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I'm not really sure, but I'll vote yes, it is.
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The fork looks pushed back to me, but it's hard to say from photo. The downtube may also be bent (buckled) at the head lug. Obviously I can't be sure, but I'll venture that the fork is OK and the problem is the downtube. In any case, it needs a careful examination to check both and rule out damage from a front end collision.
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It may or may not be bent. Now please remove that picture and any trace of discussion about that bike (everybody).

seriously though, it's too far for you to drive isn't it? If so let's not talk about it anymore.
If you are interested in the bike it would still be in your best interest to remove that picture.

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Remove it so nobody else sees it?
Itd be shipped to me if I was interested, so too far to go see in person.
I hadn't seen that bike before and was talking with a buddy about it- figured posters here would know best.

First response is a pic that shows a different angle- this site never ceases to amaze.
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Not sure what the 410 score was.
The pic I posted wasn't the only one to show what seemed like an odd angle.
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Looks bent and twisted, to me. I would pass.
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mstateglfr, Camera, bike and steering angle could be the cause. A photo of a straight Olmo fork and frame only, if that is of any help.

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DT looks buckled, but the photo really isn't enough to go on. Vote for in-person inspection.
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I have to agree, I know it is a lousy pic but that fork certainly does look bent and the frame too.

To the OP, FYI I don't know how far this is going to be shipped but I just shipped a bike via FedEx ground Harrisburg PA to Thousand Oaks CA and it cost me $143 and change so figure that into the price. Who is going to pack this up? The people at goodwill or are you going to have to pay a shop to do it?

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+one gazillion

Fork bent rearward, downtube/headtube junction possibly buckled. Avoid unless you're OK paying to ship a complete bike with a damaged frame/fork.

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Looks bent and twisted, to me. I would pass.
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