I wanna turn my Surly into a Frakenbike. Front fork question
So I have several bike these days....the Surly steamroller is getting very little use. Its practically been replaced with a Schwinn Paramount fixed gear. I would like to breath new life into this bike...and I think a fun project for it would be to really turn it upside down by adding ridiculously fatty tires. The current front fork though won't allow me to run anything bigger than 38mm wide... it would be nice to get into the 40s.
With that said... whats the best way to achieve this? Can I get a pugsley or LHT fork and replace the steamroller fork? Is that even doable? Should I look into 650b wheels?? Or am I gonna have to suck in my pride and go with 38s? I know its only 2-5 mm difference...but still. I wanna have fun with this thing and I think adding a pugsley fork would be ridiculously cool. Plus these have attachments for disc brakes...which is pretty sweet. Thanks a lot for your help and insight.