i have a specialized langster fixie. its an alum. track frame with a straight blade alum. fork with rake of +/- 35mm. I only ride this on the road and would like to soften the ride up a bit. I was wondering if a switch to a standard typle road fork with a longer rake, say around 43-45 mm would be a viable solution. I realize this change would alter the handling, but how much of a difference would there be? My local bike shop doesn't have an old fork hanging around that I could try out. Another possibility would be going to a carbon fork, but thats likely to be a bit more cash. Anyone ever done a similar switch?