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Should I just buy a new name-brand carbon fork, e.g., Canondale, GT, Trek on ebay? The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. If you observed a certain material to be inadequate for a fork steerer tube, why are you going to purchase a new fork having a steerer tube made of the same material?


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Without meaning to rub things in, this is a good reason to invest in a torque wrench, as all components these days can be damaged from over-tightening. I've done this to a light aluminum seapost, so if you damaged the fork by hand-tightening, you'd be far from the only person. Depending on how much is damaged and how your stem and spacers are set up, it's ...


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Opinion, but a frame bag won't cause any problem for a normal bike frame. If it were an ultralight hillclimbing bike with no paint or something specialist, then I'd worry. If you're concerned about fretting of straps on the clear coat, get some of those clear frame-protection stickers and apply to the frame under any retention straps for your bag. Also ...


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The standard line from the carbon repair shops is they don't do forks because new ones are a lot cheaper. My understanding is that safe steerer repairs are technically possible in a lot of cases, so if you want to go nuts or if the original is unique in some way you might be able to find someone to do it, but it's probably not worth it. I think in practical ...


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