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Roberto



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I was a kid in the 80's we used to build ramps from bricks and a board Cool We would line our mates down on the ground and see how many people we could clear Shocked

I had this bike and the forks would bend forward at the crown after a heavy landing.
I used to have to ride into a wall to straighten them up, funny thing is I remember doing this countless times but dont remember the forks ever snapping Very Happy

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roberto wrote:
When I was a kid in the 80's we used to build ramps from bricks and a board Cool We would line our mates down on the ground and see how many people we could clear Shocked

I had this bike and the forks would bend forward at the crown after a heavy landing.
I used to have to ride into a wall to straighten them up, funny thing is I remember doing this countless times but dont remember the forks ever snapping Very Happy


haha, I remember similar.

Forks used to bend out and it was common practice to take the front wheel off and hold the bike vertical with the forks on the floor, someone stood on the forks and someone else using the frame as leverage to bend them back.

Imagine going up to a trail centre and seeing someone try to do that with a new set of Pikes?
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