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    Miyata 210 with 27" frame - need replacement front fork

    I am the original owner of a Miyata 210 that has between 25K and 30K miles on it. On a recent ride, the bottom of one of the two front forks broke off where the front wheel attaches. I have the piece, about the size of a quarter with the slots for the hub. I'm assuming that a weld would never hold. Any idea where I could get a replacement front fork? The bike has a 27" frame - extra tall.

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    Amy, I'll always remember you...... I miss you so much, for you filled my days with so much joy.

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    i think the 210 has cantis, doesn't it?

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    The 210 had centerpulls until 1985, when it got canti's, so it depends on the year. Maybe the OP can fill us in? I'd be curious to know where to go for a decent replacement fork with canti bosses.

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    Post some detailed pictures of the fork damage. You might be able to just repair the fork unless it rusted away.

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    The dropout (if it is intact) was originally welded, or rather, brazed in place and could be re-brazed / repaired by a competent frame builder.

    If the dropout broke then a new fork is the less expensive replacement option.

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    as my dad always said " if it was made by man , it can be fixed by man" , so if its safe and feasible to weld it, weld away my son !
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    so if its safe and feasible to weld it, weld away my son !
    Not the best advice, in my opinion. Braze away would be a better suggestion, as was suggested by Sixty Fiver. And this is really important! Do not weld!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jar351 View Post
    The 210 had centerpulls until 1985, when it got canti's, so it depends on the year. Maybe the OP can fill us in? I'd be curious to know where to go for a decent replacement fork with canti bosses.
    This depends on the wheel size. Rigid forks with cantilever bosses are readily available in hi-tensile, CrMo and carbon fibre for 700C wheels, as replacements for hybrid bicycles. They should be available though any LBS or mail order shop. Only 27" versions are hard to find.

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    thanks!

    Thanks to everyone for the advice! The bike shop that I generally frequent attempted to convince me that I couldn't get the Miyata repaired. (All the mechanics are under 35!) I found a shop with some older staff who are in the process of replacing the fork. FYI - my new guy says shops won't weld or braze hardly anything anymore because of liability issues. And I suspect a frame builder would cost me more than simply replacing the fork.

    By the way, the bike was a 1980/81 model, without cantis.

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    I have a similar issue. The fork on my Raleigh marathon was bent, and through progressive attempts at realigning it and getting it to be straight, it has actually formed a very subtle S shape. It looks good enough to ride on, but feels like crap.

    So, with a 27" frame, my fork has an 11.5" steering tube. None of the forks on the two links above come with lengths like that. I'm actually not inclined to spend big bucks to replace the fork, since the whole frame (while perfectly decent for a single speed commuter) is not all that amazing.

    Thoughts or suggestions (or extra forks)?
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