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Old 07-17-07, 05:13 PM   #1
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Dented Steel Fork. Dangerous to ride?

I just found a dent on the backside of a steel road fork. Images below. Its a Columbus fork and the dent is on one of the fork blades, is pea sized, and is on the back of the fork where the fork blade begins to curve. It is not dead square on the back, but slightly on the inside. No idea how it got there. I'm assuming the location of the dent is probably most susceptible to the forces placed on the fork while braking. What do you think? Ridable or not?







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Old 07-17-07, 06:16 PM   #2
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Looks fine.
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I'd ride it. The beauty of steel.
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Old 07-17-07, 10:43 PM   #4
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Even with the rider being 185-190 lbs and mostly riding fast on pothole ridden NYC streets?!
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Yup, considering it's steel, that's a pretty insignificant dent.

Steel is a hell of a dru... uh, metal.
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Doesn't look like it's stress induced; looks like something hit it and caused cosmetic damage

When the fork bends and rakes out, thats when its a problem
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