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Cannondale Slice Premium Fork. Minor issue.

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics' started by onm, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. onm


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    So, last week I was cleaning my forks after a particularly grimey ride, and I noticed something weird on the back, where the front brake bolt sits.

    Upon initial inspection, it appeared that the fork was a bit chewed up. My immediate reaction was to think, "bugger, I have somehow overtightened the brake during assembly, and knackered the carbon."

    I took a load of photos of it, and sent them off to Cannondale.

    They took a few days to get back to me, and when they did, I was informed that this is an issue with the Slice Premium forks where some of them did not get cleaned up after painting.

    I was told that it does not affect the strength of the fork and there was nothing to worry about. I was also informed that it would not invalidate my warranty if I took it upon myself to clean up the fork myself.

    I went at it with a scalpel and some very fine grit sand paper. The fork looks fine now, and it didn't take me a great deal of time to get down to the raw carbon underneath the messy paint job.

    Not sure how useful this info is, but I guess there are a fair few people on here running these forks, so if you see something similar, there is a good chance it is this (although, don't take my word for it, and if you see anything like a crack, get them checked out ASAP!!)
  2. SurlyCyclist

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    Good to know it's not a structural defect though.
  3. onm


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    Yeah, I was worried for a bit there!

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