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    Should I be concerned?

    I recently received a used carbon fork and upon inspection I noticed there are two very small cuts into the aluminum crown. One in the front and the other in back. They look as they could have been made when the original owner removed the race from the fork, should I be concerned?

    They are both not very deep into the aluminum (may about a 1/16) and both do not go all the way through (I used a small flashlight to shine into the carbon steer tube and saw no light shining through and vise versa, shined the light against the cuts and looked into the steer tube... no visible light penetration)... below are some pictures I took, what are your thoughts. I'll be taking to my LBS this week for thoughts as well....

    Back of fork
    Carbon Fork Crown Backview.jpg
    Carbon Fork Crown Backview 2.jpg
    Carbon Fork Crown Backview closeup.jpg

    Front of fork
    Carbon Fork Crown Frontview 2.jpgCarbon Fork Crown Frontview.jpg
    Carbon Fork Crown Frontview closeup.jpg

    Side view
    Carbon Fork Crown Sideview front.jpg
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    I would file them down and ride it.
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    Thanks cxwrench... I was hoping to get your option as I trust your advise
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    Quote Originally Posted by ROAD&DIRT View Post
    Thanks cxwrench... I was hoping to get your option as I trust your advise
    Dibs on your stuff just in case...
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    LMAO!

    I can envision your original quote coming to fruition. Somewhere at a solemn probate hearing the judge proclaims "As the deceased did not have a will and testament, the state awards all assets of the deceased to cxwrench, who proclaimed on a post in RBR on xx/xx/xx to dibs on all his stuff"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ogre View Post
    LMAO!

    I can envision your original quote coming to fruition. Somewhere at a solemn probate hearing the judge proclaims "As the deceased did not have a will and testament, the state awards all assets of the deceased to cxwrench, who proclaimed on a post in RBR on xx/xx/xx to dibs on all his stuff"
    I'm not an estate lawyer (but I am a lawyer). I am unaware of any state whose intestate rules give any legal effect to "dibs" expressed by a third party. Though I could probably construct an argument (losing, but colorable) that the future decedant's failure to object to the written dibs evidences an intent to accede to the legacy, creating a constructive virtual will. If he has any heirs you'd have a fight on your hands, and you'd probably lose, but if there's no written will you might cause enough trouble to squeeze a little out of them in a settlement (maybe at least the broken bike, as a sort of trophy?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by JCavilia View Post
    I'm not an estate lawyer (but I am a lawyer). I am unaware of any state whose intestate rules give any legal effect to "dibs" expressed by a third party. Though I could probably construct an argument (losing, but colorable) that the future decedant's failure to object to the written dibs evidences an intent to accede to the legacy, creating a constructive virtual will. If he has any heirs you'd have a fight on your hands, and you'd probably lose, but if there's no written will you might cause enough trouble to squeeze a little out of them in a settlement (maybe at least the broken bike, as a sort of trophy?)
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    Sorry cxwrench I have a living will in place which in turn grants all my worldly possessions to wife and kids... but I'm sure you can bargain with the wife and she will be glad to give you all my bike related goods...
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    My wife has explicit instructions, my bike is to be buried with my ashes in the tubing.
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