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39mm or 37mm fork rake - replacement fork...suggestions?

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39mm or 37mm fork rake - replacement fork...suggestions?

Old 08-19-11, 09:09 AM
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39mm or 37mm fork rake - replacement fork...suggestions?

I have a Storck Vision Light frame, but not fork and I'm having a heck of time finding a fork with the similar rake as listed on the geometry sheet - 37.5 mm

I'd rather not muck with the geometry or I guess i could look for a 41mm somewhere

Anyone know where I can find a fork w/ a 37.5 or 39mm rake?
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I went from 37.5 to a 43mm fork on my track bike. Honestly, I couldn't tell much of a difference at first on the road, and then realized it handled more snappy. It turned out to a PITA on the track, as holding a line on sharp 45degree banking took concentration, but on the road I didn't not notice it (I didn't race it on the road either). I have read that changing the offset 5mm isn't usually much of a problem (unless your bike is already at the limit). I would agree if you are not riding a velodrome.

There have been people who bought Fuji Track Pro bikes from nashbar in the Singlespeed forum. Check out that thread (it is dozens and dozens of pages long though) for sources of lower offset forks.
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