Today I crashed. I had to slam the brakes hard downhill as to avoid a worse crash. Split second decision, it's the way I explain it. As a consequence I went over the handlebars. Landed not too poorly, my body will be over it in a few days. I am now trying to assess how is the bike. The front hit the ground which was rough pavements with some stones sticking out. I have spotted:
- two (new) dents on one side of the brake track of my front wheel,
- superficial scratch on the hook of my carbon fork. I did the coin tap test and it sounded the same as the other side.
Beyond that, the front wheel needs truing, its spokes show no damage, and the stem needs a new alignment.
Here are some additional pictures to make your own judgment: https://imgur.com/a/Mdd6eOC
I had to cycle 30km home after the crash and the bike felt trustworthy. I made it slow and sage as I could see the wobbliness from the out of true wheel. But I prefer to err on the cautious side. Should I not descend on this fork? Should I take the bike to a workshop of an advised inspect?