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#1 2018-03-29 10:17am

cbrstar
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Bent Forks

I'm not sure if the pic will show up so here's the link https://imgur.com/mqCME2I 
https://i.imgur.com/mqCME2I.jpg

I've never gotten a BMX score infact I've had to pay full retail for all my Bikes. Well that changed this weekend when I visted a thrift store and found THIS! And for almost nothing!

But the forks are bent.

Has anyone had sucesss with bending forks back? BITD my local bike shop had this jack looking thing that would straigten them. But unfortunatly the old guy retired years ago, and every bike shop I've called doesn't have it, and won't straighten forks.

I've watched a few youtube vids and one method I was thinking about is where you drive on top of them then you use a 6 ft metal pole to bend them back.

One other thing I was thinking about is there a professional fork restorer you can send them to?

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#2 2018-03-29 10:48am

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Re: Bent Forks

this is the tool

https://thecabe.com/forum/attachments/z … pg.263678/

they work and will straiten the fork out but the forks become a bit easier to tweak again due to metal fatigue/memory (but its minor and still worth doing)
i have fixed  a few forks with it and it works fine. i have access to one of those tool but its not my tool.

if you want to send them to me and pay for shipping both ways (and wash your car lol ), i can get them fixed them for you.

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#3 2018-03-29 11:11am

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Re: Bent Forks

Draw wrote:

this is the tool

https://thecabe.com/forum/attachments/z … pg.263678/

they work and will straiten the fork out but the forks become a bit easier to tweak again due to metal fatigue/memory (but its minor and still worth doing)
i have fixed  a few forks with it and it works fine. i have access to one of those tool but its not my tool.

if you want to send them to me and pay for shipping both ways (and wash your car lol ), i can get them fixed them for you.

Thanks man that's exactly the tool! Where did you find yours?

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#4 2018-03-29 11:17am

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Re: Bent Forks

its not mine but a friends who had a bike ship and he kept his tools from the place.


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#5 2018-03-29 12:29pm

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Re: Bent Forks

cbrstar wrote:

I'm not sure if the pic will show up so here's the link https://imgur.com/mqCME2I 
https://i.imgur.com/mqCME2I.jpg

I've never gotten a BMX score infact I've had to pay full retail for all my Bikes. Well that changed this weekend when I visted a thrift store and found THIS! And for almost nothing!

But the forks are bent.

Has anyone had sucesss with bending forks back? BITD my local bike shop had this jack looking thing that would straigten them. But unfortunatly the old guy retired years ago, and every bike shop I've called doesn't have it, and won't straighten forks.

I've watched a few youtube vids and one method I was thinking about is where you drive on top of them then you use a 6 ft metal pole to bend them back.

One other thing I was thinking about is there a professional fork restorer you can send them to?

Awesome score! Never hurts to pop in thrift stores! I try to have a quick look when close to one, hoping for a score, but I think too late in the day and the good stuff is gone, lol. Great find man.

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#6 2018-03-29 12:30pm

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Re: Bent Forks

Good luck finding that tool.


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#7 2018-03-29 1:14pm

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Re: Bent Forks

Deimos666 wrote:

cbrstar wrote:

I'm not sure if the pic will show up so here's the link https://imgur.com/mqCME2I 
https://i.imgur.com/mqCME2I.jpg

I've never gotten a BMX score infact I've had to pay full retail for all my Bikes. Well that changed this weekend when I visted a thrift store and found THIS! And for almost nothing!

But the forks are bent.

Has anyone had sucesss with bending forks back? BITD my local bike shop had this jack looking thing that would straigten them. But unfortunatly the old guy retired years ago, and every bike shop I've called doesn't have it, and won't straighten forks.

I've watched a few youtube vids and one method I was thinking about is where you drive on top of them then you use a 6 ft metal pole to bend them back.

One other thing I was thinking about is there a professional fork restorer you can send them to?

Awesome score! Never hurts to pop in thrift stores! I try to have a quick look when close to one, hoping for a score, but I think too late in the day and the good stuff is gone, lol. Great find man.

Thanks man! The clerk asked me "Why would you want a little girls bike?" lol My hands were literally shaking with excitement as I handed him a $20 for the bike.

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#8 2018-03-29 2:13pm

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Re: Bent Forks

cbrstar wrote:

Deimos666 wrote:

cbrstar wrote:

I'm not sure if the pic will show up so here's the link https://imgur.com/mqCME2I 
https://i.imgur.com/mqCME2I.jpg

I've never gotten a BMX score infact I've had to pay full retail for all my Bikes. Well that changed this weekend when I visted a thrift store and found THIS! And for almost nothing!

But the forks are bent.

Has anyone had sucesss with bending forks back? BITD my local bike shop had this jack looking thing that would straigten them. But unfortunatly the old guy retired years ago, and every bike shop I've called doesn't have it, and won't straighten forks.

I've watched a few youtube vids and one method I was thinking about is where you drive on top of them then you use a 6 ft metal pole to bend them back.

One other thing I was thinking about is there a professional fork restorer you can send them to?

Awesome score! Never hurts to pop in thrift stores! I try to have a quick look when close to one, hoping for a score, but I think too late in the day and the good stuff is gone, lol. Great find man.

Thanks man! The clerk asked me "Why would you want a little girls bike?" lol My hands were literally shaking with excitement as I handed him a $20 for the bike.

How dare he question why you want it! mad Seriously, I'd assume you had kids and buying a bike before asking "why", lol. I'm excited you found this, seeing scores like this always gives me hope I'll find something! Good luck with the fork repair.

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#9 2018-03-29 2:36pm

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Re: Bent Forks

cbrstar wrote:

lol My hands were literally shaking with excitement as I handed him a $20 for the bike.

LOL I know the feeling.many years ago I scored a classic BMW M6 for next to nothing from a rich old lady in a private sale.My hands were clammy and shaking while I was checking out the car,could not give her the money fast enough.


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#10 2018-03-29 2:50pm

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Re: Bent Forks

I just saw a thread where the frame doctor fixed some bent forks


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#11 2018-03-29 2:53pm

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#12 2018-03-29 4:18pm

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Re: Bent Forks

cbrstar wrote:

Deimos666 wrote:

cbrstar wrote:

I'm not sure if the pic will show up so here's the link https://imgur.com/mqCME2I 
https://i.imgur.com/mqCME2I.jpg

I've never gotten a BMX score infact I've had to pay full retail for all my Bikes. Well that changed this weekend when I visted a thrift store and found THIS! And for almost nothing!

But the forks are bent.

Has anyone had sucesss with bending forks back? BITD my local bike shop had this jack looking thing that would straigten them. But unfortunatly the old guy retired years ago, and every bike shop I've called doesn't have it, and won't straighten forks.

I've watched a few youtube vids and one method I was thinking about is where you drive on top of them then you use a 6 ft metal pole to bend them back.

One other thing I was thinking about is there a professional fork restorer you can send them to?

Awesome score! Never hurts to pop in thrift stores! I try to have a quick look when close to one, hoping for a score, but I think too late in the day and the good stuff is gone, lol. Great find man.

Thanks man! The clerk asked me "Why would you want a little girls bike?" lol My hands were literally shaking with excitement as I handed him a $20.00 for the bike.

holy crap that may be the score of the year so fare!


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#13 2018-03-29 5:11pm

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Re: Bent Forks

Send them to me and I’ll straighten them for free. I have done several dozen for museum members over the last few years.

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#14 2018-03-29 5:53pm

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Re: Bent Forks

Nice score!

Yeah framedoc fixed them for me but he charged me 50 bucks.  More than your Hutch there lol  But I needed it done fast for Indiana show a week later.
He said what Draw stated about the memory and it can return to bent.  He said that it would take like ramp riding and hitting hard to do it, though.

Good to know you guys will help out.  Some cool dudes on this site. big_smile

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#15 2018-03-29 10:52pm

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Re: Bent Forks

Shotgun wrote:

Send them to me and I’ll straighten them for free. I have done several dozen for museum members over the last few years.

Thanks man!

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