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Enlighten me on my fork (Allez 1994)

Old 04-21-22, 01:56 PM
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Enlighten me on my fork (Allez 1994)

I dont always inspect my forks, or at least I wasnt planning on doing this time, since the fork comesbfrom a mint specialized frame. I must say Iíve never seen this before. Can anyone enlighten me? Home made repare procedure or OEM feature whose function escapes me ?

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The thin gray and off-white layers almost looks like versions of JB Weld. Are they metal, or something which appears to be joining the metal?

Decal indicates some part of the fork is aluminum. I wonder if this is some sort of composite build of aluminum blades/crown bonded to a steel steerer.

Weird; looking forward to someone who has seen this before chiming in.

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Originally Posted by jonny7 View Post
I dont always inspect my forks, or at least I wasnt planning on doing this time, since the fork comesbfrom a mint specialized frame. I must say Iíve never seen this before. Can anyone enlighten me? Home made repare procedure or OEM feature whose function escapes me ?
That's crazy looking to me, agree with DD.

Is there a sleeve inside that lower portion, almost looks like JB and Delrin, nylon or some such maybe for damping or shock absorbing.

Or maybe an insane hack that has worked for all this time?
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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
this is some sort of composite build of aluminum blades/crown bonded to a steel steerer.
it's the original manufacturing process.
carry on.



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Old 04-21-22, 04:57 PM
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Woah ! Two forks seem lik a good enough proof ! Thank you hazetguy
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I have a slightly earlier Allez and the steerer looked nothing like this.

might be original but I would be looking for a replacement, the alloy parts of the steerer just look scored enough to give me pause.
setting aside the adhesive
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Originally Posted by hazetguy View Post
it's the original manufacturing process.
carry on.



I have never seen this type of fork.....Thanks for providing proof that another exists, now I am really curious about the process and why it was done this way......
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