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<p>The stem and steerer won't stay together and therefore... my front wheel goes whereever the hell it wants to.</p>
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<p>Had to call SAG for first time in YEARS today  <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/BangHead.gif" style="width:25px;height:20px;" title=""></p>
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<p>Took to LBS, they tried all sorts of stuff for 45min including new stem and some grippy lube shit and nothing.</p>
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<p>I haven't ridden her since my race but I need to as I'm racing Sunday! <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad2.gif" style="width:16px;height:16px;" title=""></p>
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<p>They said only 5-6 newton whatevers of torque  <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/dontknow.gif" style="width:37px;height:15px;" title=""></p>
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<p>Any ideas?</p>
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<p>Guy who sold it to me is in LV at Interbike  - He'll be back Sat. So we've arranged a drop off, but that's 4 hours of driving - (2 trips) yuk!  <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad2.gif" style="width:16px;height:16px;" title=""></p>
 

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<p>Yup new fork <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/BangHead.gif" style="width:25px;height:20px;" title=""></p>
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<p>The steerer tube (I think - the metal tube which goes up and the stem attaches to it) detached from the fork down below. It "used" to be glued together but it was no more.</p>
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<p>It's going back to Guru.  I'm racing tommorow, so the owner gave me the fork off his custom carbon Guru to use (!) so it looks a little funky but it will totally work. My position will be off by 1.5cm because we just couldn't get freakin spacers and such that would work (his tube was shorter than mine) and a brand new bag of spacers from Syntace HAD THE WRONG SCREWS. Unreal.</p>
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<p>I'm racing this race because will all the sh!t that has come up in the last week, I just feel like telling the universe to F- OFF!</p>
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<p>1.5cm will not affect oyur race at all. Chalk it up to shit that happens prior to a race and have at it. You won't know you had a fork issue, the bike certainly won't know.</p>
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<p>Rock the house.</p>
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<p>CS</p>
 

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<p>wow, i have never ever heard of that happening to a bike.  Good thing a dump truck wasn't behind you at the time.</p>
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<p>what caused the failure?  Was the cap screw on top of the tube grossly overtightened?  You may want to consider a different type of fork on that bike, perhaps a steel one.  My bike has a big steel crown fork with a steel steer tube, it weighs a couple pounds but doesn't break very often.</p>
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<p>Maybe for you the other option might be an all carbon fork with a carbon steer tube.  Seems like the bond at the base of the tube was the failure point.</p>
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<p>You really, really don't want a bike fork to break, ever.</p>
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<p>All that said, the way your shop treated you is the reason I tend to stay loyal to my local LBS.</p>
 

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It was carbon fork with steel steerer tube and the glue gave out<br><br>
Lbs said likely guru was going to upgrade it to all carbon night end fork<br><br>
Still waiting to hear<br>
 
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