bending forks, ok or disastrous?
there i was lazering a beautiful italian girl on the roadside with my eyes whilst she was climbing into her fiat 500, when wham, i hit the back of a car.
stupid mistake. the result being that my front forks are bent. slightly. it was'nt a heavy crash. took it to me mechanic and he said that they can be bent back into shape easily and that they would be fine. just like brand new. apparently
well, i have my doubts. my tech document mentioned that one shouldnt bend them back.
what would you guys suggest? i am leaving in october for a massive trek down to cape town south africa, from italy. so i need to the bike to be perfect.
should i bend them or buy new ones? bending them will set me back 200 euros and i dont even want to know what buying new ones would cost me. safety comes first however.
hope you can help.