Originally Posted by WayneC1
The fork braces are known to fail under heavy usage without axle lug failures, all bar one failure had the brace broken in the same place
The one which did not have a broken brace had the Wunderlich low guard which has an added fork brace, on it both fork legs failed
I don't recall reading about the brace failures.
If it is true that all the fork tube failures (except one) have been on bikes that also have a brace failure, it is even more disturbing.
The probability of having two structural pieces failing from the same single impact and not having other significant damage seems less and less likely.
In the picture on the previous page part of the brace crack looks dirty, like it might have been cracking over a period of time. Some say pictures don't lie, but they don't always tell the truth either. It could be a mixture of light and shadow.
In the picture below the break toward the back looks clean,