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  • broken front forks
  • pids
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    managed to break the front forks on my hard tail yesterday – landed a jump and heard a snap, the junction between the handlebar tube and the fork tune snapped/sheared

    decision now is either to buy new forks or just scrap the bike and buy a new one ?

    bike is a 7 year old frame, but everything else has ben replaced, indeed new front mech only two weeks ago, new rear casette about 6 months ago, new wheels 6 months ago etc so a lot of stuff is all good, it will just be the frame that is 7 years old, but after yesterday when the forks/handlebar tube sheared I am now wondering if the frame will not have suffered similar damange and may also collapse at some point ?

    markenduro
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    What sort me frame is it? If it is a decent one, Get the frame checked over looking very close for cracks aroun the welding. Fit new forks and ride it till it dies.

    MrNutt
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    breakdown the old beast and buy/build up a new one?

    pids
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    frame is only a 7 year old gary fisher big sur so nothing special, but forks way cheaper than a whole new bike, just want to avoid throwing good money at it if likely to fail sometime soon

    cynic-al
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    if you snap the frame later…replace.

    simple!

    TinMan
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    “Junction between Handlebar & fork”.
    Is it just the stem that’s broken?

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