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Corrosion on crown of forks

delete_my_accountdelete_my_account Posts: 192
edited March 2014 in MTB workshop & tech
Just noticed some corrosion on the crown of my Fox Floats. There is a bit underneath where the paint has flaked off and a bit at the front which has worked its way about half way up the crown but inderneath the paint. Both "corrosions" originate from where the steerer is pressed into the crown. It's similar on my other forks which are also Fox Floats, but not as bad.

Probably a stupid question but still safe to ride? That's my main concern.

How to make it look less censored and prevent more corrosion is my second concern.
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  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,811
    Ride it, the amount of aluminium loss is tiny.

    Get them stripped and resprayed, but it may be originating from the steerer in which case it may come back
    Currently riding a Whyte T130C, X0 drivetrain, Magura Trail brakes converted to mixed wheel size (homebuilt wheels) with 140mm Fox 34 Rhythm and RP23 suspension. 12.2Kg.
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