I'm considering buying a cyclocross fork for my commuter bike. I've seen these with dropouts for fender mounts and I don't care if it's steel or not. I currently have my front fender zipped tied on top and a home made bracket for the bottom. I'd like a better mounting system for the front fender. The back fender mounted fine and I intend to leave it alone.
Question #1 - Will the canti brakes work with my STI brifter?
Question #2 - How do you determine what fork to buy? Mine has a 1 1/8 steer tube but I don't know what else to measure. For instance, fork length, rake etc.
Thanks for your help.
An example of the type of fork I'm looking at buying.