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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:31 pm 
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Sad, but last week I found a crack in my Fatso too... I say a crack... across the flange body, THROUGH the ti sleeve, and up the other flange.

Think I've been lucky it hasn't gone on me. but as said, after 20 years, I cant complain. I suspect that although the rebuild did contribute towards the failure, it only accelerated the inevitable.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:33 pm 
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That is quite a discovery. To us in these sad times. Its like loosing part of the family!! :( Im just happy the spokes stayed in place and didnt damage the fork legs.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:45 pm 
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Wow, sorry to see that.

Having your Hope flange go like that, must be akin to the X-BOX rings of death or the cambelt snapping on a Twincam 16v motor.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:48 pm 
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Having a flange go on ya is the worst thing to man. ;)


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:38 pm 
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It's not a proper flange without a crack in it though is it ?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 1:51 am 
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Even if it did take 18yr I couldnt agree more.


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