Questions tagged [carbon-fork]
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Any help identifying a Focus carbon Izalco with SRAM Red?
Buying a bike from an online listing, and trying to find some information on it. I researched Focus's serial number formatting, but since the release of this bike it has changed, and the serial number ...
Carbon damage to frame after sideway fall
Today, I went out for a ride and had a small crash. I fell down sideways, then came home and realized there’s a small paint chip (which i’m fine with it) but there’s a small dot which is the deeper ...
How should I deal with this splintered carbon steerer?
I made a bit of a mess of my fork's carbon steerer while cutting it: I deliberately cut the steerer around 10 mm longer than I needed it. While cutting, the steerer was secured in a stem up to this ...
Are these abrasions problematic in a carbon fork dropout?
Got my first road bike with a carbon fork and when installing the front wheel the skewer slipped a little. Now I got some shiny surface lines there on the carbon surface. I wouldn't even call it ...
Is this a crack? Came off my Carbon frame for the first time
A guy on his phone just walked out in front of me into the bike lane and I plowed him at about 30kms. I walked away without a scratch and he absorbed most of the impact but my bike did hit the ground. ...
Where do I locate/install the compression plug for my stem in my carbon steer tube?
I have Cannondale Si compression plug with flat top cap and I am using a Bontragar Blender Pro stem on my CADD 13. I wondered how I should locate my compression plug within the carbon steerer tube of ...
Carbon fork - removed exapnder plug before loosening stem
So I forgot about the correct procedure and removed the expander plug on my carbon fork before unfastening the stem's bolts (carbon-specific stem, 5 Nm, unscrewed stem right after removing plug, and ...
Possible damage in carbon fork of used road bike I'm about to buy
I'm about to buy this used Giant TCR (year?) road bike, but I noticed it has a raised mark on one side of the fork. The bike shop knows nothing about it and it seems structurally fine. May it look ...
Reconciling the two aspects: carbon is stiffer for power, but offers a softer ride
At times composite (carbon) is touted as being stiffer than (aluminum) alloys as well as stiffer than steel (leaving Titanium to a different discussion). This means that the frame will not yield (much)...
Canyon Endurace CF 8: expander vs compression ring
I recently bought the Canyon Endurace CF 8 and after talking with the support center, they told me the expander is the compression ring Ai-70. However, after riding the bike for some km, I notice the ...
What should the torque of an expander plug in a carbon fork be?
What torque should be used for the expander plug in a carbon fork? This one shows 8NM, which seems high Manufacturers rarely seem to supply this information, yet tightening too much could damage the ...
Hylix carbon fork and compression plug
I have an Origin8 compression plug 90mm long with recommended torque of 8Nm. But it can't be inserted fully into the Hylix carbon fork I bought online as there's lots of epoxy blocking the tube in the ...
manufacturing debris inside carbon fork steerer tube
I bought a 90mm compression plug so it would extend about 30mm into the bike's head-tube. But when the carbon steerer tube was cut to desired length, the compression plug could only be inserted to ...