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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-02-2013, 11:24 AM Thread Starter
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Somthin' ain't right.

So, I got into a bit of dispute with some gravel around an uphill corner. The gravel won the argument. My bike and I had to get a ride home. It seems something is bent. I didn't even notice until after I put on a new clip on and riser. With my bars straight, the wheel points slightly to the right. Is it worth fixing? I've been told it will never ride the same again after replacing the forks.


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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-02-2013, 08:48 PM
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If something got bent, it will need to be replaced. If nothing is bent, you can try straightening out the forks. In some cases, the forks may tweak or twist on the triple trees. You may be able realign by loosening up the pinch bolts and straightening out the wheel.

Happened to my buddy's bike and we were able to do so. If you decide to try to do that, make sure to properly torque the pinch bolts and components.

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Thank you. I can't quite tell if its bent. I was thinking of maybe removing the subframe to get a better idea. Maybe I'll post a video and some pictures.


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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-16-2013, 04:31 AM
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I doubt your frame is bent, chances are your forks are twisted in the triple trees. Get a front stand, loosen the triple treees and get a friend to help you and twist the forks so that they are realigned. I have had the same issue before with several of my bikes.
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I doubt your frame is bent, chances are your forks are twisted in the triple trees. Get a front stand, loosen the triple treees and get a friend to help you and twist the forks so that they are realigned. I have had the same issue before with several of my bikes.
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