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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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Can't hurt to give Fuji a call and just be straight with them. Especially since it's a fork issue, and they won't have to replace an entire frame. I've found a lot of companies are willing to not necessarily follow their warranty terms word-for-word to keep customers happy and to make it more likely they will buy something else from the company.

Case in point--I have a pair of Giordana bibs that probably cost about as much as a fork. I've worn them at most once a week over the past year and a half (much less during the winter). I called because the fabric is getting thin on the upper quad area. The shorts are 5 months out of warranty, but the dealer told me to send them back.
 

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Ditto on what Alex said. It doesn't hurt to ask. My only additional advice would be to go through a Fuji dealer if you have one that you are friendly with and is willing to go to bat for you. Manufacturers are more likely to go the extra mile for one of their dealers than for someone who owns their bike second hand.
 
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