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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:42 pm 
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Did a double take when I saw this today. Strange thing is that the rest of the bike (apart from the downward facing back light) seems to be well sorted.

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It looks as if it's been deliberately set up that way :shock:
I don't get it but then what do I know.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:08 pm 
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Seen a few bikes with forks wrong way round, crazy!


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:01 pm 
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There are heaps of asians getting around Christchurch with the forks on the wrong way! :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:14 pm 
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Hmmm... and Halfords don't even sell Trek. Must have been "serviced" there :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:41 pm 
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I think some folk do actually reverse the forks deliberately, I enquired once and the reply was "what's the difference?" :roll: :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:40 am 
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I bet that handles well !!


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:09 am 
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jimo746 wrote:
I think some folk do actually reverse the forks deliberately, I enquired once and the reply was "what's the difference?" :roll: :lol:


It's a modern so it wont make any difference :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:14 am 
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I think it comes from when the bikes are boxed up. They turn the forks around to make the box smaller, and then your average Joe just puts the bars straight and tightens them up.

A friend down the road bought his daughter a bike for her 6th birthday a week or two ago, and the first time I saw her ride past the house I had to stop her and get an allen key out the garage. Two minutes later the forks were the right way around. :roll:


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:38 am 
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ooh pooh I know what it is. it's got a bell on!!!


the front skewer doesn't look too clever either.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:21 am 
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It's a pretty simple mistake, and something that's been going on for as long as Pace started the 'fork brace bolted on backwards' style. Those not in the know just assume the fork brace should be at the front, perhaps looking at other bikes to see how it should look.


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