Cantilever studs properly welded to fork?

Titiritero

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Just bought online a rigid 26" fork for one of my bikes.

Checking it for potential issues, I've noticed one of the cantilever studs has a funny shape where it welds into the fork leg on the underside. Is this ok? Could it just be a leftover from paint? Distance between studs is 84mm, and I read online the recommended distance is about 80mm, so I guess it's ok. Or is it a serious flaw and I should return it?

Thanks for your help!

Seen from above:


Close-up:


From below it looks ok:


View of both studs, right one seems correct:


When seen from below, now it seems the other one (left side now) also has the same "funky" shape although less pronounced
 

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fettler

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I wouldn't be happy with it & would send it back if possible. Looks like the welder was set a bit too high & it's just melted away the metal in the boss. Looks a good opportunity for a stress fracture to begin.

(Edit) Looking again, not sure if it's just the camera angle but are the bosses not parrallel & pointing outwards?
 

Titiritero

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fettler":1f0b73k3 said:
I wouldn't be happy with it & would send it back if possible. Looks like the welder was set a bit too high & it's just melted away the metal in the boss. Looks a good opportunity for a stress fracture to begin.

(Edit) Looking again, not sure if it's just the camera angle but are the bosses not parrallel & pointing outwards?

Thanks for the answer. I also got the impression bosses were not aligned at first, but removing the bosses covers and putting the fork flat on a table resting on them showed they were 98% aligned. Not perfect though, but easy to correct at the pads.
 

DY85262

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Poor quality, however it got through qc somehow. Poses the question, do you feel you received in goods for what you paid in cash? If not then return.
 
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