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swissinn 09-09-2015 06:02 PM

OMG I think my frame is bent...
What do you guys think from looking at these pics. The headlight mount is crooked when the steering stem is straight. What have I done to this poor bike :wtf:

The_castle 09-09-2015 06:29 PM

I believe it is more likely that the forks are misaligned in the triple clamps. Which is good news compared to the other scenario you have proposed.
In order to confirm exactly what is wrong you will need to take this to a specialist.

swissinn 09-09-2015 06:48 PM

We have no such specialist here. I'm almost certain it's bent.

swissinn 09-09-2015 07:27 PM

The brackets that hold the headlight assembly that are welded onto the steering head... Does anyone know if those should be perfectly in line with the frame lengthwise or are they slightly offset to the right. Because mine are 100% pointing slightly right. But I cannot see any frame damage whatsoever.

R1andrew 09-09-2015 08:11 PM

I take it the bike was dropped? The brackets should be straight. For it to be off that far, can you see any cracks in the wields?

The_castle 09-09-2015 08:14 PM

The alignment of the mounting points of the headlight are exactly in line with the centreline of the bike. What does not make sense to me is that, if the headlight is now skewed significantly from the centreline of the bike, there should be corresponding deformation of the frame head. That is to say, it must no longer be circular. The only other scenario is at the trellis is torqued out of line. Either way - this requires inspection by a specialist, even if it means shipping it to them.
Sorry, but that is my best advice.

swissinn 09-09-2015 08:18 PM

Yes this bike was in a big crash. I cannot see any cracks or split welds. It Hit the right side pretty hard. It must be torqued out of alignment. Any chance of straightening this?

The_castle 09-09-2015 08:30 PM

Yes, there is every chance of straightening this frame if it is misaligned.
However, may I suggest looking for a complete used replacement frame.
This will probably be more cost effective considering the cost of the work required (repair & paint).

swissinn 09-09-2015 08:32 PM

Yup looking right now.

swissinn 09-09-2015 08:50 PM

I just bought a 2007 frame in excellent Condition with a money back guarantee for $1345.00 shipped to Canada. Pretty good?

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