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Old 06-06-12, 01:15 PM
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Klein Carbon Fork Damage

I'm worried about some damage on the rear of one of my Klein Quantum's carbon fork blades. My question is how worried should I be. The dark spot in the center of the depression is actually the size of a pencil point. I'm not currently using the bike, pending a decision on the safety of the fork. Thanks for any thoughts.
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Old 06-06-12, 01:26 PM
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Doesn't look good... a fork blade is kinda crucial, too.

Some other angles would be helpful though
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Old 06-06-12, 01:40 PM
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Here are shots from the sides.
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Old 06-06-12, 02:07 PM
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How did this happen?

It doesn't really look that bad, but I generally wouldn't take any chances on a fork.
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Old 06-06-12, 03:23 PM
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I got the bike last year from a Pawn Shop so history is lacking. It has some scars on the aluminum as well. It's obviously been off-roading a time or two. I didn't think the carbon damage looked bad and have ridden it without incident. It seems recently, though, I'm reading lots of accounts of carbon failure and each one makes that bad spot look worse. I thought it would be wise to get some informed opinions. Thanks for yours.
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Old 06-07-12, 11:27 AM
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The center of that damage almost looks puckered, like something pointed hit it there and physically depressed the carbon, which perhaps led to the delamination of the paint on the sides. I wouldn't trust that fork.
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history is lacking
Replace it!
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Replace it!
+1 on replacing the fork.

Fork failures are almost always brutal.
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