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Old 05-17-2005, 05:57 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by tvrla
Another thing to check for frame damage is the straightness of the spine (from head tube back to the battery). I always thought that the gussets would be straight if the frame was undamaged, but that's evidently not the case.
Yeah, I laid a straight edge along the top tube, looks OK. If there was someone locally that could laser check it, I would, but the only place I found that says they could do it is in CA, and just shipping the frame to be checked, without any work done would be $100 there and back again.
If I had found any sign of paint flaking or bends, it would be there.
I believe the damage was done as the bike tumbled over the small cliff and the front wheel caught the end of a log on the way down, twisting the forks and breaking the fork stop and bending the upper triple clamp.
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