Join Date: Aug 2009
Bikes: Surly LHT and Opus Urbano
Modifying a bike for low trail.
There's a discussion at the Surly's Google group about putting on an LHT frame a fork with more rake than the standard one has (43 mm) to make of it a French randonneur style bike. I am wondering if this really could be so simple or rather if there isn't much more to do to turn a LHT into a low trail bike and have it handle well. After all, wasn't the whole frame designed with high trail in mind?
Thank you for your opinions on that matter.