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    Lost one of the caps to my fork!

    I just got my brand new fork a few weeks ago. Took my bike out last wknd to try it out, and after my ride I added some air to my fork....well like an idiot, I set the cap on the end of my trucks tail gate and packed all my gear up and drove off...Fast fwd to today, and after work I take my bike out for a quick ride in the hood, and notice the cap is gone....I got a small cap on the end of the stem now, but the stem is still exposed. You guys think I can get away with this for a while, at least untill I get a new cap? I doubt any air will leak out of the fork, but I'm kinda worried about dirt, dust, etc..getting down in my fork.

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    Put masking tape over it.

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    Or just take the valve cap off of a Schrader tube, and put it on your fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by das028 View Post
    I just got my brand new fork a few weeks ago. Took my bike out last wknd to try it out, and after my ride I added some air to my fork....well like an idiot, I set the cap on the end of my trucks tail gate and packed all my gear up and drove off...Fast fwd to today, and after work I take my bike out for a quick ride in the hood, and notice the cap is gone....I got a small cap on the end of the stem now, but the stem is still exposed. You guys think I can get away with this for a while, at least untill I get a new cap? I doubt any air will leak out of the fork, but I'm kinda worried about dirt, dust, etc..getting down in my fork.
    I lost my cap four years ago on my hard tail.. I put on a metal cap and it's been good ever since. Yes, the stem is exposed, but exposed to what - dirt, dust, rain? Doesn't matter as the only part that needs covering is the valve stem.

    I wouldn't worry about it.

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    I've seen spares on the Universal Cycles website under fork parts, but stupid money for a little piece of plastic IIRC.

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    Sometimes a good shop will a miscellaneous parts bin that has all sorts of odds and ends in it. I have 3 or 4 Marzocchi caps that I've picked up on the trails or pulled off dead forks - you could ask your LBS if they have something that might work - if they do it will only cost you a beer or two.
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    Go to an auto store and they will have any number of anodised dust caps for car tyres that will fit your fork.

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    Email the fork company, I'm sure they'll send one out to you for free. Probably get some stickers too. F*ck yeah!
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    Quote Originally Posted by appleSSeed View Post
    Email the fork company, I'm sure they'll send one out to you for free. Probably get some stickers too. F*ck yeah!
    Thats what i was thinking

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Duke View Post
    Or just take the valve cap off of a Schrader tube, and put it on your fork.
    did that as soon as I noticed, took it off a wheel barrel...lol

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