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How should i treat carbon fork with a carbon steerer

Old 04-19-15, 03:12 PM
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How should i treat carbon fork with a carbon steerer

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I have a Crew Bike carbon fork with carbon tube. How should i treat it? Is going up and down curbs thumps up or down and what about gravel and roads that aren't perfectly smooth. I couldn't find a thread that explained this.

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You should ride your bike. Carbon doesn't explode on impact. Don't use it to jump your bike off the roof, but going gown curbs certainly won't hurt it.
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Be afraid, be very afraid. On bicycles, C.F. does have a short life span and can snap without much warning. The pro's are very skidish about using it in this area.
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you should treat it like your *****.
this is made of carpet fibres
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I honestly can't tell whether CO Kid is just trolling, or if they sincerely believe that... In any case, a fork wouldn't belong on a bike at all if it were designed only to hold up on "perfectly smooth" roads. Carbon bike components are made from tough stuff (as long as they're not crappy Chinese knock-offs or something, anyway). Go...ride...enjoy.
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Just make sure you use an expansion plug and not a starnut. Also, if you cut the tube to shorten it, be sure to use a hacksaw blade designed to cut carbon fiber and not a regular metal cutting blade.
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don't over torque the stem
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Originally Posted by Bair
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I have a Crew Bike carbon fork with carbon tube. How should i treat it?

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Take it out to a nice Italian Restaurant, maybe get a nice bottle of wine and see where the evening takes you. Who knows maybe you will get to reenact the famous scene from Lady and the Tramp ; )
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thanks guys, i just wanted to make sure before i had a huge crack running down the side of my fork
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