Ritchey breakaway: need plastic spacer to protect fork
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    Ritchey breakaway: need plastic spacer to protect fork

    My used breakaway cross came with a plastic spacer that fits in the fork where the wheel normally goes. That holds the fork the same width as if a wheel was in place. There wasn't one for the rear "fork" to keep that spaced. Do I need one? Does Ritchey sell? Thanks

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    My steel road frame came just the opposite. One separator that was at the rear and nothing in the front.
    2016 Ritchey BreakAway (carbon)
    Full Campagnolo drivetrain - Chorus 11sp (50, 34 & 12-29)
    Zonda wheels
    Lezyne Super GPS w/Cateye speed/cadence & HR sensors
    Ritchey fork, stem, headset, bars and seatpost
    Fizik Arione VSX saddle
    Cinelli bar tape

    BeBop Pedals

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billrush View Post
    My used breakaway cross came with a plastic spacer that fits in the fork where the wheel normally goes. That holds the fork the same width as if a wheel was in place. There wasn't one for the rear "fork" to keep that spaced. Do I need one? Does Ritchey sell? Thanks
    These things are standard on new frames being shipped everywhere. Just go to a bike shop and ask for some. They are likely considered garbage.

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    Like vertr said, they are used for shipping bikes and provide some protection for the fork and rear dropouts/frame from forces that may bend or damage the fork or frame. They don't offer too much protection, but I guess they're better than nothing just in case.
    I use a piece of pvc pipe (about 1/2 diameter) cut to the correct width as a spacer which allows me to run the skewer through it and close it. It stays in place, provides a bit of protection, and I don't need to store the skewers.

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