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I've been looking for an older 1" threadless, full carbon cyclocross fork, but they're very rare and cost a lot of dough.
So I figured, if I'm just using the bike for commuting, and early spring rides, might as well find an old road fork.
Will that make much difference, considering I won't be using tires larger than 28 mm on 700c wheels ?
What kind of front road brake will be fine for wet snow, and a little dirt, or mud ?
... Or... anybody installed some canti bosses on a road fork (I gues not, at least not anybody still alive to share experience... )...?
Also the fork fork tends to have a lower crown that would steepen head angle a bit, so make sure you find a fork with a smaller rake to compensate.
In addition, I suppose the bike will have unmatching brakes? Not a problem per se, but there may be difference in braking power depending on what the frame uses.
A shorter fork will quicken the steering, as said, and lower the pedals a tad but otherwise should be fine.
If you want decent brakes then you could also consider going disc.
Depends what kind of commuter it's going to be really.
But the most important question that comes to mind is: why spend big $ on a CF fork for a gas pipe frame commuter bike? (nofi).
Just ride the thing as it is.
Keep my $$$ for a better cross frameset when the time comes.
Now I'm finishing the "gas pipe" commuter bike build, and ride it like this.
I stripped the frame BTW, and saved 50g, guys Check out in the chat section for pics
http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10 ... 000_200456
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dimension-700c- ... 1087609154
Spec'd 773g, that's not bad at all for steel. At that price I'm considering to stock one
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