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Old 08-04-07, 06:08 PM   #1
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&#$%ing Fiddlesticks

Well, on this past ride, I noticed a severe drop in the performance of my front disc. I determined the cause to be a mysterious oil that had somehow found its way all over the bottom of the caliper and rotor. I promptly went home, and cleaned off the rotor/caliper/everything else the oil touched. Then, I spotted the culprit:



In the next pic you'll notice that the crack has changed the angle of the bolt & washers so that it's almost rubbing the rotor.



The good news is I have a back up fork downstairs that's brand new. The bad news is that it's a Manipoo Axel Elite.

If I can find the receit I'll warentee it, but I probably lost it. As a temporary solution I put the V brakes back on, and I'll refill the oil at a later date.

BTW the fork is a Tora 318 Air.
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How did you pull that one off?
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I guess another option would be to order brand new lowers, and right now it looks like the cheapest solution that allows me to keep the fork and the disc brake.
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How did you pull that one off?
I'm going to chalk it up to a manufacturer defect that got past QC. I only weigh 150 lbs and I don't ride all that hard. I have every reason to believe that the next set of lowers will last longer.
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