So I went biking today and got extra *WET* so I was taking my wheels off my Fuji D6 when I got home and I found this ........(see attached- I'll try to attach it but if there's nothing there just know I couldn't do it). It's really hard to see but the safety tab ("lawyer tab") on the front fork is splitting away from the carbon fork .........oh yea- not good. Who knows how it happened- it's a brand new bike but I bought it from someone else. So .......hopefully I'm not F'ed big time! So what's your feeling guys (I know I am asking a STUPID question) but how safe is that? It is not TERRIBLE but it is so bad that I can't really get the wheel off without taking the skewer out. The safety tab is sticking out where cracked so much so that I can't pull the wheel out from the fork (that's basically how I found it). I suppose I basically just hope it holds up and cross fingers. I suppose no chance of calling Fuji since I didn't get it from a dealer? Any suggestions folks? Should I be as pissed off and dejected as I am right now? There's not much I can do I suppose. Maybe nail polish it for what it's worth? I'd appreciate any opinions / advice. I have talked to one guy who said just watch it .....shouldn't be a big deal or catastrophic or anything. Just thought I'd check with some additional knowledgeable folks. The other guy I spoke with said that sometimes racers will even shave these portions off (to make exchanging wheels much faster) but my thought is that shaving it off is a bit different than a crack forming.
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