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Old 01-05-06, 03:41 PM   #1
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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?
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Old 01-05-06, 03:47 PM   #2
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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.
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Ahhh, awesome answer. Sounds obvious, but I never thought of that. I think that's what I'll do.
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