Just got a frame. Fork question.
I'm new here, and new to road bikes in general. I picked up a 2004 Lemond Buenos Aires frame for really cheap locally, but it was only the frame. How do I pick a fork without knowing the specs on the original?
I am watching a fork on eBay with a rake of 43 as well as another with a rake of 45, but I'm not sure which one.
Also what is the minimum steerer length exposed, once on the bike and in the headset, that will allow me to clamp a stem onto? I'm trying to do this on a budget, and I'd probably learn by trial and error, but it might get a little expensive in this hobby. Thanks.