I am in the process of (in my head at least) figuring out what I want for a custom steel bike. Apologies in advance for peppering this forum over the next few months+.
The question I've been looking at recently is carbon vs steel fork. Is a steel fork going to be just as comfortable over the long haul? Does a carbon fork really dampen the road that much? Will the carbon be as reliable in the long term? Lastly, can a carbon fork work with a fronk rack (carrying a Berthoud type bag)?
For the last question, something like this: http://cohobicycles.com/cohobicycles/Randonneuse.html
Thanks, everybody! I'm just getting into the whole long distance cycling thing, and could use all the help I can get!