I recently purchased a Miyata 610. Unfortunately, the fork was either damaged enroute, or the seller duped me. Either way the fork is toast. So, I am stuck in the unenviable position of trying to find a suitable replacement. I'd like to try and keep the original geometry as close to what it was as possible. So my thinking is that I'd like to find a 1" threaded touring fork, with canti bosses, for 27" wheels. The frame is a 54cm and the head tube is 11cm. As you can imagine this is exceedingly difficult. I have only found one fork that matches the description, here: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWAX:IT
It is expensive, so I'd like to make sure that if I do decide to purchase it that it is going to work for this application. Here are the specs: Threads come down 2" from the top. 7 5/16" long steerer. From center of axle to center of brake bosses measures about 11.25". From center of axle to underside of fork crown measures 14.25
I have similar measurements from my fork and, while they don't match exactly, they are not that far off. I will post them when I get home. So my question is: Is there anyway to know that this fork will work without trying it out first? Is the price of the fork worth it?