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 Fork||lyleseven|
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.|
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 Fork||GregJ|
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 Fork||george_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 gvhbikes.com. 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? nm||cyclopathic|
Dec 15, 2003 9:57 AM
|Nothing a little bondo can't fix:) nm||divve|
Dec 15, 2003 11:26 AM
|..then sell it on e-bay !! :( (nm)||Alexx|
Dec 16, 2003 6:17 AM