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Carbon fork - removed exapnder plug before loosening stem

There are various designs of expander plug on the market, both those supplied by fork manufacturers and others made by hardware and other component companies such as FSA. They reach various depths ...
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Carbon fork - removed exapnder plug before loosening stem

I would quantify the risks differently from Nathan. Remember that the fork steerer is hollow. The compression plugs support the walls of the steerer from inside against the stem's clamping force, ...
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Carbon fork - removed exapnder plug before loosening stem

There's some distant hypothetical chance of damage from this, and it should be avoided, but it's almost certainly fine as long as no damage is apparent (cracking, delamination or separation of layers, ...
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Replacing internally routed cable with no access holes

Your first challenge is getting to a confident premise of what the cable is supposed to be wrapping around inside the frame to make its turn. It won't be a bare carbon surface. It might be the ...
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A vibration with a loud grinding sound may start at speeds over 35hm/h on my 12-year-old carbon fibre road bicycle

I can't diagnose the problem, but we seem to have enough information to narrow it down. Vibration could be resonance, but with it being accompanied by a loud grinding noise it suggests not. The ...
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A vibration with a loud grinding sound may start at speeds over 35hm/h on my 12-year-old carbon fibre road bicycle

If multiple bike mechanics can't spot the cause with the bike in their hands, its unlikely we're going to be able to do better from your text descriptions, sorry. Essentially you're going to have to ...
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Cracked carbon frame near seat post

I would not ride that frame as is, the crack will continue, and failure of the frame would be almost inevitable. It is very hard (impossible) to perform an effect repair DIY, so I would not attempt it....
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