I'm 100% sure the front forks are not bent. you guys are looking at it from a picture. I can actually see the bike and yes they are bent but what are the chances that both them are bent to the same exact spot. If I were to bend them back to straight the tire would hit the front fender. So everyone calm down and stop making dumb inferences
Im not talking about the bend in the fork legs (where they curve forward about half way down the leg)thats meant to be there.
Im talking about where the steerer tube meets the top of the fork and goes into the frame. if you imagine the steerer part of the forks going through the headtube of the bike and draw a line from the side of the bike straight down the headtube, the fork legs should follow this line, yours dont, they have been pushed back. a classic sign of a front end hit. I know what im looking at, I spent 13 years in a bike shop looking at all manner of bent forks, creased frames etc. stop getting so sh1tty when someone is trying to offer you advice. you said you don't know anything about bikes, I do. you asked for advice, I'm giving you facts just because you A. don't know what I mean and B. don't agree with me doesn't make me wrong or doesn't make you eligible to bitch at me.
I dont agree with the attitude of some that have replied but I'm trying to give you good advice. like I said as a whole the bike is worth something...but, In its present condition its not worth a great deal and I stand by my original price of £30 ish.
I have included a diagram to illustrate what I mean, the yellow line is the line the fork legs should take the red line is where they are now after a front end impact forcing them to bend at the crown.
yours look very similar.
hope it helps.
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