I am suffering a deep dilemma here. This is my current touring bike:
It's really great and has taken me on one tour thus far. My future tours include trips much longer than my previous 4 night trip. The fork I put on it is a Surly Troll fork and as you may be able to tell from the picture, it has messed up the handling quite a bit. The fork is corrected for 100mm suspension forks with 40mm rake and 453mm axel to crown length. My question is, what fork options are there to straighten out the handling?
The 80mm corrected Surly 1X1 fork looks nice on paper, with 45mm rake and 413mm axel-to-crown, but it doesn't have any front rack eyelets. Second option would be the Surly Big Dummy fork with 43mm rake and 425mm axel-to-crown. I've looked through the 1993 vintage Fisher catalogues but can't find any geometry charts to sway my decision. Also I was wondering if anyone has any other suggestions besides Surly's offerings. I'm a pretty light packer and would appreciate lighter steel than 4130, especially paired with the Tange Prestige on the Fisher frame.