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The Dawes SST has a 72 degree heatube angle...not 70.
72 is not unusual. Cyclocross frames and small sized road frames typically have a similar head tube angle. Typical road bike geometry usually involves a head tube that is steeper by only 1-1.5 degrees. Thats not much.
Decreasing the rake will make your bike look tighter, but it will handle more sluggishly. I have no idea what the rake is on the stock SST fork, but for that frame I would want something around 45 mm, perhaps a little more, but not much more.
Last edited by mihlbach; 08-19-08 at 12:07 PM.