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Old 01-20-19, 03:41 PM
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Originally Posted by berlinonaut View Post
The front fork is a well known issue, there have been mentions of the issue in Germany as well. The maintenance plan in the manual from Riese and Müller requires since 2006 the replacement every 3 years or 20.000km, whatever happens earlier. So they know that this is a weak point of the bike.
That is scary. A bike that requires regular replacement of a core frame part isn't very confidence inspiring. The manual of my Euro Birdy from 2018 says:
- Replace front swingarm "at least every 20.0000 km"
- Replace stem and steerer "after a crash or 10.000 km or 3 years (whichever comes first)"
- Replace handlebars "after a crash or 10.000 km or 3 years (whichever comes first)"

If the Birdy was my main bike, I'd have to replace core parts nearly every year!
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