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I have a daily bike. Nothing fancy - a diamond frame, 7 speed igh, and a drum brake in the front.
Well I didn't bother to reapply some grease to it and a hard emergency braking caused this:
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Luckily I have another fork that I can use, but not having another drum brake on hand I will have to switch to a rim brake for a while.
 
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Nothing especially entertaining. I was dumb enough to a short distance without lights after dark and a driver couldn't see me until the last moment. I got lucky that he had very quick reactions and managed to stop before running me over.

I had no idea that the reaction arm could bend like that. So far I'd found the drum brake easy to modulate so I never grabbed the lever so hard before.
 
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holy shnikees! I'm surprised it was able to bend the fork at the end like that. Maybe with some heat you can bend it back?
 

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