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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:23 am 
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I was wiping down the bike after giving it a wash the other day when I noticed this on the fork and would like to seek your kind opinion on whether it is a crack or just a paint chip.

I've been riding it for almost a year and a half now with no crashes and it would be really disappointing if i had to retire it due to a crack. :cry:

Thanks in advance!


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:34 am 
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Paint chip or scratch


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:51 am 
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Paint chip or scratch


ditto........

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:33 am 
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From that photo I'd also say paint crack - nothing more than that.

Try the tap-tap test around the area of the crack to see if the sound changes resonance.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:04 pm 
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Paint chip or scratch


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:08 pm 
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Crack.

in that matter in case of doubts, there's no doubts. Just for own safety reason. NDT is the only way to determine undoubtfully what is it. Till then... it's crack.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:42 pm 
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Looking at photo it looks like a paint scratch. To be sure ,Just put your thumbs either side of the crack/ mark and press firmly. If the ends of the crack/mark move i.e. they press inwards separately then you have a crack . Simple .


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:15 pm 
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Looks more like a paint scratch to me. Possibly from leaning against a stone wall or something? What is the small circular blemish on the right side of the pink line?


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You guys are responding to a thread from last summer that was bumped by idphm46 who only has 9 posts.

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