Replacing stock chromo fork with carbon
I am hoping to replace my stock 2005 Fuji Sagres
fork with a Winwood Dusty
cross fork. I will be having the shop do this as I don't have the tools, but would like to know if I need to take into consideration anything beyond the tube size.
The headset is a 1 1/8" integrated, and the fork has a 30mm crown race. Does it matter that the headset is integrated? Are there any other measurements I should consider before ordering? Should I replace the headset while I'm in there? Can I replace an integrated with a standard headset? Am I over-thinking this?
The bike has been upgraded in every respect aside from crank and fork. It's a lean, mean commuting machine right now, and after riding my new Fuji Cross Comp with the carbon fork, I am in love with the smoother ride. I really didn't think the difference would be that severe.