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Old 02-28-10, 06:33 PM
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changing from a cheesy shock fork

I want to change out my cheesy shock fork on my 2006 Specialized Expedition hybrid to a non shock fork. I think its a 1 1/8 threaded job so what do I need to be careful of when making the switch? Isn't the measurement from the fork crown to the drop out critical too? I seem to remember being clued in on this but my memory is fading. thanks for any input
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Other than making sure the steerer tube is the right diameter and sufficient length, you should try to match axle to crown length against your sus fork, and try to get a same/similar rake. A little shorter on axle to crown is fine, as sus forks settle when a rider gets on them. You're looking for a rigid fork that is "suspension corrected". I usually start looking at the Surly fork offerings personally.
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Hi Stringbreaker,

Aside from the answers that you'll get here, you may want to post in the "Bicycle Mechanics" board (if you haven't already done so). It has been a great resource for many of the questions that I've had when encountering bike maintenance issues. CCrew however seems to have a pretty good handle on the issue.
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