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Cracked Fork(10 posts)

Cracked Forkgeorge_da_trog
Dec 14, 2003 10:07 PM
Was cleaning off the road grime from my bike and I find out I have a cracked fork.

I'm checking to see if I can warrenty it but I think I've had it too long.

I can get a really good deal on a Reynolds Ouzo Comp(a little over 100 bucks) I plan on doing a lot of road racing this season and I'm wondering if I should spend the extra dough to get a higher end fork.

re: Cracked Forklyleseven
Dec 14, 2003 10:59 PM
The Ouzo Comp is a good fork, but a little on the heavy side. If you are not too heavy of a rider, consider the Ouzo Pro. Reynolds now makes a Crit fork for racing but I understand it is a pretty harsh ride compared to the other forks in their line.
I'm heavygeorge_da_trog
Dec 15, 2003 7:32 AM
I am a heavy rider... 6'5" and 215. I'll plan on loosing 15-20 lbs but that still makes me a heavy rider.

re: Cracked ForkGregJ
Dec 15, 2003 9:39 AM
This is a good argument for keeping your bike clean, lucky catch! It looks like a steel unicrown fork from here. Could you let us know what type for sure?
re: Cracked Forkgeorge_da_trog
Dec 15, 2003 12:25 PM
It looks like a steel unicrown fork from here. Could you let us know what type for sure?

It's the fork that came with my Bianchi Giro frame. It's a threaded fork 1" steering tube so it's steel.

re: what year?cyclopathic
Dec 15, 2003 2:59 PM
'99 had carbon fork with steel threaded steer; seems like crack is where carbon is bound to crown.
re: what year?george_da_trog
Dec 15, 2003 5:04 PM
I suspect it's a 99. I bought it almost 3 years ago from I've already ordered a new fork, I'm going to take the money I saved on the fork, and order some nicer bars, stem and headset.

who said Carbon forks don't crack? nmcyclopathic
Dec 15, 2003 9:57 AM
Nothing a little bondo can't fix:) nmdivve
Dec 15, 2003 11:26 AM
..then sell it on e-bay !! :( (nm)Alexx
Dec 16, 2003 6:17 AM