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Old 06-17-09, 01:41 PM   #1
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Is this fork crown defective?

Just received a new fork and it looks like part of the fork blade is "poking through" the crown. Is this merely a cosmetic issue, or does it mean the fork's faulty and should be returned? The part where the blade appears to be going through the crown is at the tip of the green arrow in the picture below.

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that pokey part shouldn't be there - return it.
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get some real brake shoes.
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get some real brake shoes.
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regardless of what it is, it shouldn't be there and i'd return it...
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OH great "troll biscuits" now I have to run to red lobster for some of theirs thanks guys *giggle*

PS return the fork. do they still make Mathhouser pads?
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OH great "troll biscuits" now I have to run to red lobster for some of theirs thanks guys *giggle*

PS return the fork. do they still make Mathhouser pads?
I'm pretty sure they're only available as NOS. The pads above are Kool Stop Continentals.
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Maybe I'm just missing something.....but that just looks like a paint chip to me....?????
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is it affecting your ride? if it's not, f*ck it, it just looks like a tiny piece of metal.
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I emailed the same pic to the shop and they were adamant that I stop riding the fork & return it. It was sent off yesterday.
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