...I need help.
I want to build a [I]nice[I]commuter bike - (my commute has doubled and bike security at work has been improved greatly - so I no longer want to ride my "beater".)
I'm starting with a 97 C'dale M300 frame (alum mountain) and was hoping to upgrade to with some lighter, more modern components. I'm having a difficult time finding a 1" fork with the proper rake (45mm) and length (400mm). I wanted to go carbon for the road dampening... and to be honest because it looks cool. Any ideas? Or does anyone know of any other fork choices?
I thought I could use EITHER 700c or 26" wheels - 700c wheels [I]appear[I] to clear the brake bridge ok. Am I dreaming about this? Should I just stick with 26" wheels and fork that came with the bike as the bike was intended?
I don't mind spending a little $ - I just really want to make something comfortable for a longer ride and I'm excited about making use of an older frame I already have. Any input is welcome.
And thanks really to all that make these threads possible! I have learned so much from this forum!!