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Forks bent on this Cross Check?

Old 02-28-20, 04:01 PM
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Forks bent on this Cross Check?

Doesn’t look right.



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Old 02-28-20, 04:03 PM
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Doesn't look bent, but it does seem to have more offset than stock.
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Old 02-28-20, 10:49 PM
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Definitely more angled. Here’s mine.
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That is an insane looking amount of rake.
Thru all sizes, the CC has the same HTA and fork rake. None look like that.
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Old 02-29-20, 04:38 AM
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It is hard to tell for sure, but it looks like there is a spacer installed on top of the fork crown to increase the axle to crown length of the fork, which has slackened the head tube and seat tube angles. The top of the fork crown looks to be about an inch below the bottom of the head tube.
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Old 02-29-20, 08:33 PM
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Smaller frame sizes have slacker HTA to prevent toe overlap? I agree doesn't look right but doesn't look bent either.
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Old 02-29-20, 08:42 PM
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Notice that the seller (I assume the photo is from a Craigslist or eBay ad or the equivalent) artfully placed that olive drab piece of fabric or whatever it is to conceal the fact that the forks start bending forward at the crown.

Once had a mother bring her teenage son into the shop with his mountain bike's fork bent like that, demanding a refund. I said to the son, "Didn't I see you doing 15-foot drops on that trail in Lake Roland the other day?" He said, "Yeah, there are some awesome jumps back there!"
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That does look odd, but no one here is going to give you a definitive answer. Take it to a GOOD shop that can do some quick measurements and know for sure. It would be very easy to measure trail for example and compare to stock specs. Usually forks are bend backwards from running into something, but as suggested above someone could have been trying to do jumps with it too. Those forks are very stout steel, but I guess enough force could bend anything...
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Old 03-02-20, 03:16 PM
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I've got a "smaller" CC, size 50, and it looks nothing like that. That HT angle is much more extreme. Also, the smaller sizes have a sloping top tube (starting at size 50 I believe). So that one isn't a smaller size frame anyway.
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Old 03-02-20, 06:17 PM
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it looks weird, for sure, but I'm positive I have never seen a bike bent that way. You think they jumped it off a tall building?
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