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Old 08-05-19, 09:36 PM
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a consideration....carbon is generally stiff, comparatively

years ago, i had an '82 trek 614. the main frame was reynolds 531 while the stays and fork were ishiwata magny 10 manganese. one day i was comparing my ride with a friend and his bianchi 80's model. both of us were surprised at the difference in forks. his was notably stiffer while mine you could actually see flex a bit absorbing road shock. the level of comfort in the differing material made me really appreciate what i had....though it wasn't the columbus tubed italian bianchi he had, if you know what i mean. iow's, maybe consider a different steel fork (and, paint to match)? my trek's fork had an offset of 55mm while yours likely has less. that can make a difference in comfort, too. ebay has used forks all the time
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