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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:18 am 
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Hello,

Recently had a frame and fork on ebay (what a nightmare that turned out to be )..........well just before sending the frame and fork I noticed a crack in the steerer tube,. I sold the frame only as in this state these forks are dangerous. So my question is...should I just cut them down and make the steerer shorter and hope to sell them to a small frame owner or can the tube be filled up with resin ? to re-enforce the crack. ps the crack is longer and visible from inside the steerer ! The outside crack is only the length of the flat bit in the steerer, the rings were obviously made by over-tightening a stem ( prob a CNC sharp edged one ! )

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:46 am 
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Cut down if that'll leave enough steerer to be of any use. Or throw away.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:17 pm 
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MikeD wrote:
Cut down if that'll leave enough steerer to be of any use. Or throw away.

i agree
otherwise it leaves the rider open to a world of ouch!


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:33 pm 
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greenstiles wrote:
the crack is longer and visible from inside the steerer



It's done.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 1:50 pm 
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Cheers guys .will cut it down for a shorty :D


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 6:11 am 
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wallhanger in the how not to design bike parts arena


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 6:55 am 
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fit for the bin only fella or as a wall art if you cut it down it wont do a thing as its too late the carbon shaft is compromised already :shock:


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