A little help
Getting no responses on the Road Cycling board...
Got a new Easton EC90 SL fork and was installing the compression plug in the carbon steerer. I was tightening it down and heard a "pop" noise. I don't do monkey-fist brute jobs when building bikes, but I did tighten the plug enough to ensure it wouldn't be pulled up the tube when I tighten down the headset top cap (like has happened to me too many times before).
Here's the question. I'm not going to use this fork now because I need a longer steer tube, and it's already been cut for the drop I've been using. Bottom line, I need to raise my bars due to a disc herniation. So, I want to sell the fork on eBay, but I have a conscience, and I wouldn't want to sell it if the fork was now defective. Personally, I'd ride the snot out of it, as there's no apparent damage, and I can't imagine tightening the compression plug as I did would damage the tube. That tube is thick and took me a good while to hacksaw that baby to length. I'm wondering if it's just a resin bubble or something that made the noise...I don't know.
Anyway, I plan on selling it, but stating exactly what I wrote here. I want the buyer to know about the noise, and he/she can then decide if they want it. I know I'll probably only get $5 for the friggin' thing now, but I guess that's how it goes. Also, I guess I could put a statement of the sorts that I will accept a return and provide a full refund (minus shipping) if the buyer inspects the fork and decides they don't want to use it.
What do you guys think?
It might be worth the trouble to send the fork to Easton for evaluation. If it comes back good, you can sell it at a fair price with a clear conscience. If they say it's damaged, well, you decide.
Ahhh, awesome answer. Sounds obvious, but I never thought of that. I think that's what I'll do.