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    Carbon Fork Repair?

    A couple years ago, my bike caught a low hanging basketball net while fork-mounted on my roof rack, snapping off one of the dropouts. Is it repairable? Worth repairing? If so, any recommended companies and estimates? Related, is it possible to add disc mounts to a carbon canti fork?
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    Time for a new fork.

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    yeah new fork time. Even if that was repairable, the rest of the fork may be damaged in ways you can't see because it would have been seriously stressed before the weakest link in the chain gave out.

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    Some day our mastery of carbon will reach the same point it did or has with fiberglass----even at critical sections fiberglass could/can be repaired, and sometimes be stronger than the original layer/moulding. But carbon? Nope. Like everyone says above, do yourself and get yourself a new fork.

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    No reputable carbon/bike repair service will touch that. It's a write-off.

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    Even if you could find someone that would put a new dropout on that fork it's not designed for disc brakes. Forget it and get a new one.
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    Thanks for all the input. It shall grace the "Wall of Shame" as a conversation piece.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Inspector Gadget View Post
    Thanks for all the input. It shall grace the "Wall of Shame" as a conversation piece.
    Cut off the leg that still has a drop out and file down the drop out into a bottle opener.



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