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Old 08-05-2013, 02:09 PM   #4390
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Originally Posted by Seth S View Post
every time I dump the bike in the woods I twist the forks.

I pick the bike up, turn the bars to the appropriate side, and give the side of the rim a swift kick with my boot and that usually realigns things well enough.

Worst case you have to loosen the clamp bolts and realign everything by hand but thats not even that hard to do. When the bike goes down the energy has to go somewhere so it twists the forks. not a big deal unless they twisted because you hit something like a car and compromised their integrity.
As above, no big deal unless a component is itself bent or twisted ...

But that's pretty hard to do ...

You might have faith in a bit of well-timed boot-work, but I'd bugger something up pretty quickly if I made a habit of kicking the bike ...

Very quick and easy to loosen the clamp bolts and straighten it up ...
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