I just purchased a old (early 90s) Cannondale Criterium 3.0 road bike from a friend. I'm a newbie at this.
I was riding it tonight but when I got home, I noticed a small crack on the fork. The fork is all alu, no carbon.
I've only had the bike a few days so I didn't notice is it's been there for a while or not.
I am wondering if the crack is only cosmetic or not. Most of the info I find online relates to carbon forks and the cracks I see are perpendicular to the fork whereas my crack is vertical (along the fork) and not exactly straight. It turns a bit.
Attached is a picture I took of the crack.
Any insight would be greatly appreciated.