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Old 03-03-09, 10:34 AM
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I was able to achieve a balanced setup on a mountain bike with front panniers and a trunk rack. The OP's frams is steel, but probably significantly lighter than my old tank. Might the same principle apply if he swaps out the fork? Is that even possible?
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