The carbon fork on my Jake the Snake 2012 has very recently been replaced and disassembling the headset has revealed that the bike shop who fitted the headset and steerer have used a star-spangled(fangled?) washer which, according to Bike Mechanics 101, is a complete no-no and can dangerously damage the cardon fork tube.
Is that the case? Or am I worrying about nothing? I'm guessing that if I need to remove the fork from the headset/steerer then the fork tube will incur serious damage when I try to remove the washer?
Any advice gratefully accepted please.