Re: [CR] C&O Canal Trek 728 pix on-line

(Example: Framebuilders:Pino Morroni)

From: "kevin sayles" <>
To: <>, John Betmanis <>
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Date: Sat, 18 Apr 2009 16:48:10 +0100
Subject: Re: [CR] C&O Canal Trek 728 pix on-line

Personally I wouldn't 'trust' a frame that has had the kinked top & down tubes pulled back into shape, no matter what tool or jig is used, and the forks in question to me seem they are probably bent just a little too much...sure they will go back, maybe not as correctly as one would like, there is the danger that the upper section of the blade will go out of alignment, or even the crown may twist? [once the metal has deformed by that ammount it can be easier to 're form' to the damaged state, ie it would bend more easily in the event of a crash][or even under heavy braking!]

For piece of mind I'd recomend a new pair of forks, shouldn't be too hard to replicate. That's my professional opinion.......others may have a different outlook.

Cheers Kevin Sayles
Bridgwater Somerset UK

----- Original Message -----
From: John Betmanis
Sent: Saturday, April 18, 2009 3:48 PM
Subject: Re: [CR] C&O Canal Trek 728 pix on-line

> At 10:26 AM 18/04/2009 -0400, Jeff Slotkin wrote:
>>Ian, that's fixable. I can do it, although again I'd think there are
>>shops closer to you, as well as some framebuilders, who could knock it
>>On Apr 17, 2009, at 11:34 PM, <> wrote:
>>> Go to
>>> see a couple of pix of my loaded Trek 728, plus the dismounted fork
>>> showing the damage.
> Usually when a fork is bent like that, the top tube and downtube are also
> tweaked at the lugs. I've had good luck jacking the fork out from the
> bottom bracket against a spindle mounted in the fork ends, applying force
> in the opposite direction.
> John Betmanis
> Woodstock, Ontario
> Canada