Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Blog NEW Galleries NEW FAQ Contact About Impressum
It is currently Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:29 am

All times are UTC+01:00





Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Is my fork OK?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:03 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Dec 09, 2004 1:57 pm
Posts: 252
Opinions please:

I just bought a new EC70 fork. I installed it yesterday and like an idiot I left it in the frame while I walked away for a few seconds. The fork slid out and landed on the concrete floor. The dropouts hit first and then it kind of landed on it's side. Other than a few paint chips on the dropouts (they are alloy), it appears ok but I wanted to get your opinion.

The bike was in a work stand and the fork probably dropped a maximum of 2-3 feet.


Top
   
 Post subject: Is my fork OK?
Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:03 pm 


Top
   
 
 Post subject: Re: Is my fork OK?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:33 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:58 pm
Posts: 213
Location: Wet coast, Canada
It's probably OK, the weight of fork does not create much impact compared to the weight when one is riding the bike. The only thing I would closely inspect is the bond of dropout to fork leg. Just check around each dropout and make sure there are no signs of any cracking. Usually there is a little excess glue in this area. Also try to wiggle or pull on each dropout. And if you ride the fork, check the dropouts frequently.

You could also find a LBS or builder local that has dropout alignment tools. Not much one can do with a carbon fork to align them except file the dropouts, and it is possible that if they are not perfect they were not perfect before the fork was dropped.


Top
   
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. Caad 9 fork

in Road

Simmo72

11

536

Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:48 pm

nickf View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. What Disc Fork?

in Road

Valbrona

3

421

Sat May 07, 2016 12:48 am

jrobart View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. ITM Pyro Carbon Fork

in Road

dremeister

1

197

Fri Jul 08, 2016 9:39 am

euph View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Aftermarket fork for CAAD12 ???

in Road

namejoker

5

1049

Tue Sep 27, 2016 12:40 am

rms13 View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Getting a Replacement Fork Off Mr Cannondale UK

in Road

Valbrona

0

218

Thu Apr 14, 2016 2:38 am

Valbrona View the latest post


All times are UTC+01:00


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: aspms, Bing [Bot], Google Adsense [Bot] and 26 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited