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Did I buy a damaged fork? HELP!

Old 06-24-22, 09:42 AM
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Safety concerns = have it checked out by a pro. Don't mess with your life.
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Old 06-24-22, 10:19 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
IKR I first thought this was a joke thread after seeing the first photo.
It might be deceptive but that photo makes it look like the tire might hit the downtube.
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Old 06-26-22, 06:24 PM
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This is a good reason not to buy used carbon stuff you never know. Luckily you can get plenty of quality new carbon forks from Ritchey or Whisky or ENVE and just find someone who can paint it properly
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Old 06-29-22, 12:19 AM
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Originally Posted by rr99 View Post
Thank you guys very much for taking the time to discuss my issue. I'm 99% sure that the fork was damaged during the repainting process. But well, when its not meant to be, its not meant to be. It's pretty hard to find a matching fork like this one again though. I'll buy a regular carbon fork because I want to ride the bike this summer and pretend that I'm Mr. Lance Armstrong flying the Pyrenees in his prime time years at the Tour.

Thank you and stay healthy! 🙏
How could the fork get damaged like that in the painting process?

Regardless, why not just buy a good quality new fork that has the same approximate dimensions (rake, steer tube diameter, A-C length) and have it painted and get decals to match? Columbus has a wide variety of options and are not only good, but reasonably priced and light.
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Originally Posted by rr99 View Post
Thank you guys very much for taking the time to discuss my issue. I'm 99% sure that the fork was damaged during the repainting process. But well, when its not meant to be, its not meant to be. It's pretty hard to find a matching fork like this one again though. I'll buy a regular carbon fork because I want to ride the bike this summer and pretend that I'm Mr. Lance Armstrong flying the Pyrenees in his prime time years at the Tour.

Thank you and stay healthy! 🙏
Good plan. Something bad happened to that fork. And when bad things happen to a fork, it can be fatal for both you and the fork (but who cares about the fork at that point?). You can still get another fork (and probably a better one at that anyhow), paint it and install it. It may not be the authentic part but it will ride better, be safe and look great.
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