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Forks - oxidising - do they need replaced yet?

CumbrianManCumbrianMan Posts: 240
edited September 2016 in Workshop
Noticed that the forks on my Ribble Winter bike had a bit of paint peeled off and on closer inspection can see the aluminium is oxidising.
So before I do a face plant, I'd like to know what people think. Will I get one more winter out of them if I lightly sand and touch up, or should I just bite the bullet (only £65) and get replacements.
Your thoughts would be much appreciated.
Cheers
Alan :D
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  • trailflowtrailflow Posts: 1,311
    Probably nothing more than just surface corrosion. It'll take a good while to effect the fork structurally. Lightly sand then paint the area to protect it.

    Then clean the rest of the bike while your at it. It looks abit worse for wear :)
  • k-dogk-dog Posts: 1,652
    Yep, nothing to worry about. Worth painting and keeping that area salt/water free in the future - a rinse off and spray of WD40 is good for that.
    I'm left handed, if that matters.
  • Thanks guys, that's what I'll do.
    PS, bike normally cleaner than that, honest!! :-)
    It does get good use, so some muck is to be expected, especially after 9 winters!!
    Cheers
    Alan
    "There are no hills, there is no wind, I feel no pain !"

    "A bad day on the bike is always better than a good day in the office !"
  • Get them powder coated - cost you £20, give you a nice even finish, last forever.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
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