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    35mm"ish" rake forks?

    I am looking to remove some of the space between my front wheel and my downtube by purchasing a new fork with about 35mm rake

    The only problem is they all seem to be track non drilled forks. I do own the bike in order to ride track, but I would also like to be able to install a front brake for daily street riding. Does anyone know any forks that have comperable rake and are drilled for brakes?

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    you might want to read up on how changing the trail of bike will cause handling changes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by isotopesope
    you might want to read up on how changing the trail of bike will cause handling changes.
    Thank you for the information (though to an extent I was already aware, both from looking it up and from simple logic), I should correct myself in saying that I need a 38-40mm rake fork in contrast to my current 45mm rake fork.

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    so you want a bike that handles more sluggishly but looks hipper? Is that track geometry just to twitchy for you or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dutret
    so you want a bike that handles more sluggishly but looks hipper? Is that track geometry just to twitchy for you or something?

    I am sorry perhaps I am not being clear, my current fork is off my older bike, and has a 45mm rake. I was under the impression that by pulling the front wheel tighter into the frame my bike would be more responsive. Apparently I am wrong and miseducated so I will re read the origional article linked to.

    Furthermore I just would like to clarify that in my first post was not about looks in their own right but rather I was operating under the assumption, again, that by pulling the wheel tighter to the frame, the steering would be more responsive.

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    Nope, less rake will make the handling more sluggish. They usually use a fork with less rake to counter the steeper headtube angle of track geometry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cynikal
    Nope, less rake will make the handling more sluggish. They usually use a fork with less rake to counter the steeper headtube angle of track geometry.

    Thank you, now I know better.

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    i have 3mm of clearence bet front wheel and down tube, it makes for an interesting ride to say the least.

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