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    Is my fork bent?

    I was taking a picture or two today because I was going to try to sell my bike, but it looks like the fork might be bent. It might be a camera angle or something, but it looks messed up. Anybody else think so?
    Yes, I know this is a p.o.s. fork, but instead of getting a new fork, I am just going to buy a new bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by haromtnbiker
    I was taking a picture or two today because I was going to try to sell my bike, but it looks like the fork might be bent. It might be a camera angle or something, but it looks messed up. Anybody else think so?
    Yes, I know this is a p.o.s. fork, but instead of getting a new fork, I am just going to buy a new bike.

    Thanks,
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    i dont see it... the bend in the fork that is. what part of the fork do you think is bent?
    and how much for the bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolinarider
    i dont see it... the bend in the fork that is. what part of the fork do you think is bent?
    and how much for the bike?

    stop taking acid...it is warping you views of your fork
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    stop taking acid...it is warping you views of your fork

    was that comment directed towards me?...

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    You have the bike, so look at the fork not a picture of it.

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    I'm not sure if it is bent or not, but the angle of the lowers looks slacker than the angle of the headtube.
    Carolinarider: I am not selling it quite yet, probably sometime this summer. I need to finish saving up money so I can still ride till I get a new bike. I am thinking somewhere around $600 but I would be flexible. I live near Raliegh, NC just so you know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by haromtnbiker
    I'm not sure if it is bent or not, but the angle of the lowers looks slacker than the angle of the headtube.
    Carolinarider: I am not selling it quite yet, probably sometime this summer. I need to finish saving up money so I can still ride till I get a new bike. I am thinking somewhere around $600 but I would be flexible. I live near Raliegh, NC just so you know.

    cool. yeah i figured that you lived near raliegh by seeing the pics that you have posted. make sure that you post something about you selling it before you sell it. i am interested.

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    is that an x1 or x3?

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    the steerer tube looks kinda not parallel to the rest of the fork. take it off and lay it on a flat surface

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    i think you on crack...unless we get better pic...unless im too drunk to tell...MONDAY! yes...... but from that pic it dont look bent to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bbowman88
    is that an x1 or x3?
    04` x1- not stock of course....
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    usually when selling a bike you don't start threads trying to figure out if the fork is bent

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    Quote Originally Posted by haromtnbiker
    I was taking a picture or two today because I was going to try to sell my bike, but it looks like the fork might be bent. It might be a camera angle or something, but it looks messed up. Anybody else think so?
    Yes, I know this is a p.o.s. fork, but instead of getting a new fork, I am just going to buy a new bike.

    Thanks,
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    hmm...
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    Quote Originally Posted by carolinarider
    was that comment directed towards me?...
    nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
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    Quote Originally Posted by JBsoxB
    hmm...
    all you cats can't draw a strait line.....line it up correctly before you put in your lines
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    GOOD! you dont want to mess with me.
    just kidding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    all you cats can't draw a strait line.....line it up correctly before you put in your lines
    better?

    this is straight, and the rest is kinda weird.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JBsoxB
    better?

    this is straight, and the rest is kinda weird.
    i copy righted my line drawing techniques biatch. u own me 37,000 dollars
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chikity China
    i copy righted my line drawing techniques biatch. u own me 37,000 dollars
    damn patent pending... but i drew a monkey with a fu manchu, glasses, and eyebrow in the corner, so i bypass that law (or do i?)....


    plus, mine had colors so it was better. and i though of it first.

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    damn you, my stomach hurts and I just laughed my ass off and it hurts more....


    yo, check this sheit out from pinkbike, some kid wanted to do a gap so he drew it out to ask people how they thought it would work. I drew in the ambulance and bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jm.
    damn you, my stomach hurts and I just laughed my ass off and it hurts more....


    yo, check this sheit out from pinkbike, some kid wanted to do a gap so he drew it out to ask people how they thought it would work. I drew in the ambulance and bike.
    wut a joke, pinkbikes a joke
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    Quote Originally Posted by JBsoxB
    hmm...
    This brings up something I've thought of in the past (yes when I've had to much time on my hands!) Are any forks made with built in "rake" for lack of a better term, as in are the steerer and legs not in the same plane intentionaly? Or is this guys fork FUBAR and I need to get a life?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HJB
    This brings up something I've thought of in the past (yes when I've had to much time on my hands!) Are any forks made with built in "rake" for lack of a better term, as in are the steerer and legs not in the same plane intentionaly? Or is this guys fork FUBAR and I need to get a life?
    not that i know of.

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    You Guys Need To Stop Drinkin' Teh Bong Water A Buy A Pair Of Glasses, His Fork Is Fine And If Teh Bike Needs To Be Sold Don't Even Mention A Bent Fork...
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    it would be so d1ck to sell someone your bike without telling them the fork is bent if you knew

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    From the picture, the fork looks fine. But we can't tell, since A) it's just a picture, and B) there are too many variables (camera lens will introduce some distortion, angle at which the picture was taken, etc.)

    Don't pay attention to the little line drawings. Except JBsoxB's, his rocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by binary visions
    From the picture, the fork looks fine. But we can't tell, since A) it's just a picture, and B) there are too many variables (camera lens will introduce some distortion, angle at which the picture was taken, etc.)

    Don't pay attention to the little line drawings. Except JBsoxB's, his rocks.
    I don't know about JB's lines. If you look he starts on one side and of the fork and then puts it on the other side of the headset. The lines are strait but the placement of the lines are off
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    First - Fox has slight negative angles on some of its forks less than half a degree but it's there, so why shouldn't this fork have a small positive angle ?
    Second - The camera could be experiencing pincushioning and/or barrel distorsion so the pic may be misleading in the first place.
    Third - If we all drew straight lines like that we'd all have bent forks

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    i doubt most dualcrowns would have a negative angle if you drew the straight lines

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