Painted carbon fork dropouts?
Just bought my first singlespeed bike (Cannondale '09 Capo) and am concerned about the assembly job from the bike shop. My question is what level of scraping of the paint on the fork dropouts from the tightening of nuts is acceptable? This has a Slice Ultra fork which I believe is all carbon (with aluminum steerer). My previous road bikes have had unpainted aluminum fron dropouts so I never had this issue before.
I'm wondering if the paint is likely to chip off much more, and if there any structural ramifications. Obviously the teeth have to have something to grab into, but the other side just has imprints without any real scraping (but perhaps that's only temporary anyway?) As the main reason I bought this bike was obviously for the frame and fork, should I take this back? (I can return if I like)
Also, besides the aesthetic issue, I planned on switching to a quick-release axle for the front - which now seems to me like an impossibility due the extra tightening/loosening. Does anyone have an opinion on using a quick-release on a painted drop-out?
Couldn't find any info on this specific issue after looking around for a while - thanks in advance for the newbie help!
Last edited by sanfrancristo; 10-17-09 at 08:57 PM.