I hope y’all can give me some advice. I bought a bike, had it shipped, looks great except one thing — the fork was slightly damaged in shipping. It’s carbon but the aluminum part that attaches to the quick release is narrower on the right side. See pictures comparisons of the 2 below.
The leading edge of the Drive-side fork dropout is squashed back, the axle won't fit through the gap.
Bianchi Via Nirone 7 sora.
The seller insisted on it being steel. The bike shop said carbon but the bottom is aluminum. Any advice would be helpful - is this severely unsafe? With how and where it’s damaged - is the fork totaled?