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    Cross Check - Bent Fork, way to check on other bending?

    Shamefully admitting, this fall I tried to pull into my garage and forgot that my bike was on my roof rack. Put a good dent in the gutter, and thought I got by with only cracked brake lever mounts.

    However, shortly after I noticed the new crazy rake going on.

    Ordered a new fork, but any obvious other deformities seen in my pic - or better yet any advice on where I could get it assessed?

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    Check the tubes for any deformation. Look for cracks or wrinkles in the paint. Turn your headset slowly checking for a indexed or notched feeling. Personally I would pull the headset cups and check for an ovalized headtube (though every Surly I have checked has a slightly ovalized headtube). I might also replace the bars and stem for peace of mind. I'm going to assume you have replaced the brake levers, or are planing to.

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    I got bored at work

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    Cross Check - Bent Fork, way to check on other bending?

    That can theoretically be fixed by a shop that has the right tools. You'd have to find a shop with the tools first (which aren't made anymore for about 10 years), and then hope that someone works there who knows how to use them. Thankfully, steel is real, as the saying goes, and barring cracks, should be just fine after being cold set back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wschruba View Post
    That can theoretically be fixed by a shop that has the right tools. You'd have to find a shop with the tools first (which aren't made anymore for about 10 years), and then hope that someone works there who knows how to use them. Thankfully, steel is real, as the saying goes, and barring cracks, should be just fine after being cold set back.
    I would think anyone with the skills to fix a damaged frame would also charge you near what a new frame would cost. Maybe I'm wrong, bicycle related craftsman generally have their skill undervalued. Also if you buy a new frame, well, you'll have a new frame.

    But I will stick whit my opinion that buckled tubes equal totaled frame.

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    Whoa jeepers, that kind of frame damage is not getting fixed.

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    I worked at a custom frame business for eight years...that frame is toast.

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    I don't think it's just a fork issue,
    In order make that excessive rake on your fork, something with the frame had happened badly :-(
    Sorry to hear about that.
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