I have a used Specialized Langster Comp. I'm not sure if it's the 2006
In any case, I've read from here
that the Comp is drilled for a front brake and the following photos confirm that.
But my fork seems to be different. It has a very tiny hole, but it's just an opening. Poking through it reveals it's solid. (Meaning, the hole doesn't go straight through the crown)...it's just a tiny indentation.
See pics below. I put my red road bike next to my Comp to help distinguish the size of a regular hole for a front brake and the much smaller opening on the Comp frame.
I've read numerous threads on the dangers of drilling a carbon fork...but in this case, if other Comps have forks with a drilled fork, then would it be safe to assume that this fork could withstand drilling? I have no idea if this frame/fork is an original bike or possibly a manufacturer's warranty replacement, but if the crown area is made of aluminum, what do you guys think if I take it to some framebuilder or metal shop and ask them to drill a hole?
I looked into that Dia-Compe BRS 101 brake that attaches to the fork, but I believe my fork is too wide and wouldn't fit. I may consider getting a new fork that is pre-drilled, but my first choice is to try to use the existing fork.
I will also try to find another Comp owner who doesn't use a front brake and maybe ask to swap forks; but that's probably a long-shot.
I'm a beginner/n00b to bikes...so for you framebuilders out there, does that small hole on the fork seem familiar? Is it a normal indication that it's a spot for drilling?
Should I follow the maverick, Sarah Palin, in the sentiment, "drill, baby, drill" ? Thanks.