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    new forks

    I'm building my first fixed wheel, and I'm wanting to replce the forks... what measurements and other info do I need to know when looking for new ones?

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    Depends a bit on how much you intend to replace.

    Fork only:

    - threaded or threadless
    - steerer tube diameter
    - steerer tube length
    - axle to crown distance (rake too, if possible)
    - fork compatibility with the brake of your choice

    Fork + headset (+ stem) (+ bars)

    - axle to crown distance (rake too, if possible)
    - fork compatibility with the brake of your choice
    - head tube diameter
    - head tube length
    - headset compatibility with the frame and the fork of your choice
    - stem length, rise and bar clamp diameter, compatibility with the fork of your choice
    - bar, clamp area diameter

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    thanks!
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