Posted February 05, 2010 - 05:40 AM
Cleaned the bike off at the garage, then gave it a good going over when back at home. However, i noticed some damage to the outer fork leg. Not sure of the exact name, but the gold looking part, not the shiney chrome part. At first i though some tree bark had got stick on there somehow. But, looking at it, it seems as though the gold looking materialhas flaked away a little, and there is some "organic" or woven type material under there.
So, it doesn't have any effect on the bike as far as i can see/tell, and all looks structurally fine.
I'm just wondering if anyone else has experienced this?? Think to be double safe i'm gonna put some liquid metal in there and smooth it down.
Cheers for any answers
Posted February 08, 2010 - 04:01 PM
Posted February 09, 2010 - 12:24 AM
Many thanks for your help.
Posted February 09, 2010 - 04:24 AM
If the anodizing is breaking away, it is likely that it became scratched at some point, and a foreign material such as salt got into the exposed aluminum and is now "rotting" it causing a buildup that looks similar to a white mold but is actually oxidized aluminum - it will flake off if you scrape it.
Not a big deal - just cosmetic.