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loose dropouts on a carbon fork

Old 01-07-09, 08:56 AM
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loose dropouts on a carbon fork

I recently had to replace a pretty nice carbon fork because the dropouts started to come off. The fork is a couple years old so I doubt there is any warranty issue.

Can this be fixed? I dont just want to toss this thing if it can.
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Old 01-07-09, 09:50 AM
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Try pursuing a warranty. See what they say, you might be surprised.
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agreed

they might offer you a really good deal on a new fork so I would go that route first.
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What kind of bike?
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its a custom bike and the fork is an older full carbon reynolds ouzo
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Reynolds had a recall on certain models of the Ouzo fork for exactly the reason you describe. I had one; dropouts were loose and easily just pulled out. Issue was the bonding agent was no good. Reynolds replaced and gave a nice little carbon bottle cage and bottle for the inconvenience. I check the new fork every few weeks - no problems. I just looked and couldn't find anything on the Reynolds site about the recall...so, you may want to go back to your LBS. Mine was replaced in fall of 2007.
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US Consumer Product Safety Commission: https://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08040.html

do a google search using: reynolds fork recall
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i didnt buy this bike from an LBS though
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I would file a warranty claim with Reynolds thru their web site. You'll need the serial and model from the fork...see what happens.

https://www.reynoldscycling.com/index...pport_warranty
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thanks i will take a look and contact them. cant hurt
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Reynolds is normally good with stuff from what I hear. They stand behind their products.
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hmm looking at the fork i have no way of verifying its a reynolds. since the fork was painted there are no marking on the side and I cant find a serial number on the steerer.
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You should send the fork to Reynolds with a nice letter or throw the fork in the nearest dumpster!
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i sent them an email so we will see what happens.

i wouldnt throw it away though. ill use it as a truing stand or for gluing tubulars if it cant be salvaged
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