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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-29-2007, 05:43 PM Thread Starter
 
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Frame or forks bent.... how to tell?

I have an 06' that I picked up super cheap from a friend who wrecked it. According to him, the local shop said the frame and forks were straight.

So I have been picking up a few odds and ends here and there from the sales forum. Yesterday, I noticed that something did not look right with the front end.......upon further inspection, I realize that something is definately off. The front wheel seems to off-line from the back wheel.

Is there a way for me to take measurements and figure out if the forks or frame are tweaked?

This bike was intended to be a track only bike.......

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GMD Computrack can check and straighten it. I don't know far away it would be for you.
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Check the frame you mean? Do I need to disassemble?
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No, just take the bodywork off. They measure it with lasers and can straighten it out if it's off. I haven't needed to do it but have heard a lot of good things about them. They do suspension work too.
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Awesome info...... let me look into it. Thanks a million.

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No, just take the bodywork off. They measure it with lasers and can straighten it out if it's off. I haven't needed to do it but have heard a lot of good things about them. They do suspension work too.
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Look at the fork from a distance.Do they look bent?Adjust the rebound to full in to full out.What does it do?Does it ride strange?Put it on a front stand an spin the wheel.What now?Does the rim look damaged?
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GMD Computrack can check and straighten it. I don't know far away it would be for you.
just curious.. how much do they charge to straighten the frame?
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Look at the fork from a distance.Do they look bent?Adjust the rebound to full in to full out.What does it do?Does it ride strange?Put it on a front stand an spin the wheel.What now?Does the rim look damaged?

Actually, upon further inspection, the forks look straight and the triples are definately twisted.

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I took the forks completely off and dissasembled the entire front end.

The triples are tweaked and the rest looks ok for now. Gonna keep plugging away at it. Thanks

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If the triple is twisted it would probly be good to have someone with the right machines measure it out.
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