Giant fastroad sl 1

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by Craig_61, 13 Sep 2019 at 16:05.

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  1. Craig_61

    Craig_61 Regular

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    Hi, I have an unusual question and hope someone can help, I'm interested in the above bike but as I'm disabled (arm amputee) I have to fit a steering damper into the fork, to do this I have to be able to fit a 12mm socket through the BOTTOM of the steering tube, I know I can do this with a full aluminium fork but discovered its not possible on a full carbon fork as there's no access hole at bottom of a carbon steering tube. My question is, is it possible on the Giant fastroad composite fork, is there an access hole large enough for a 12mm socket. Thanks in advance

    Craig
     
  2. Cycleops

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    I think the best idea is to email Giant. I doubt there is any hole in the carbon fork as there would be no reason for one.
     
    Last edited: 13 Sep 2019 at 20:51
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    Craig_61

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    Cheers, I've emailed Giant and a couple of shops that supply the bike and I'm waiting for a reply, my planet x carbon bladed forks have a hole although going buy pictures of the Giant forks it looks unlikely, I'm hoping someone who has the composite forks can verify.

    Craig
     
  4. Freelanderuk

    Freelanderuk Über Member

    I will check my fast road for you on Monday evening if that’s ok
     
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    Craig_61

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    That would be great, thank you very much.

    Craig
     
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    Craig_61

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    Giant got back to me today, no hole:sad: ^_^
     
  7. Cycleops

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    Have you considered drilling a hole? I don't know if this is possible without affecting the integrity of the fork.
     
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    Craig_61

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    I've asked in various places but they don't advise it.

    Craig
     
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