[CR]Fork replacement

(Example: Racing:Roger de Vlaeminck)

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Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2008 11:29:02 -0600
Thread-Topic: Fork replacement
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From: "Cheung, Doland" <CheungD@bv.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]Fork replacement

Was wondering if anybody could shed some light on reducing fork rake and it's effect on handling with a fork replacement. I'm considering putting a carbon fork on a Bianchi steel bike, but the catch is that the original fork's rake is 50mm, whereas the current carbon forks with 1" steerers only go to a 45mm rake.

IIRC, assuming the bottom race to axle distance is the same, reducing the rake with increase the trail, making the bike steer slower? Any help or experience would be appreciated.

Doland Cheung
SoCal