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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 4:22 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:06 pm 
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There's a lot of material in a fork crown so it's unlikely to compromise their structural integrity - they're probably just worn through the gel coat / cosmetic weave layer. I'd just make sure there are no sharp edges / stress raisers i.e. rub down with fine emery paper and reseal the surface and then keep an eye on them. I've been riding a lightweight carbon frame for a couple of years that has two cracks in far more highly stressed areas - it doesn't owe me anything and I'll replace it when it breaks - eventually


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There is no gelcoat on forks , there will only be clear spray paint (likely 2 part urethane) over the visible 3k woven layer ,and there will be MANY layers of uni-directional carbon right there ,I say NO do not worry about it.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 9:24 am 
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