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    Fork Rake

    Hey~
    I am new to bike building - project is an older Cannondale. Can anyone tell me if it's ok to put a fork with a 45mm rake onto a frame that once had a fork with a 45.7mm frame? - or must the measurements be exact? Is there an online resource for matching new parts/components to old frames?
    Any info welcome... Thanks!
    EcoVelo

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    Two things need to be considered when changing a fork: the offset and the length. .7mm difference in offset is not enough to notice, but if the overall length difference is more than 1 cm, you may notice.
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    You should be fine with this, you may notice handling differences but thats it.
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    Thanks so much!

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