Not really looking to increase the AC or fiddle the geometry, the idea behind wanting to change the fork is more that A) I don't really like the look that much (though they do suit the wheelset it has to be said!) and B) I just feel (perhaps wrongly it seems?) that a more modern fork will perform better (especially considering I've swapped the rear Alps 5 shock for a new RP23)...
Bare in mind when the guy built up that bike it was quite obviously the best of what was available
I know... but that also means that some of these retro parts are now potentially worth decent money (since they're brand new etc), which makes me a bit reluctant to use them (perhaps being silly here, but there you go). I'm going to ride the bike, but I'm swapping a few of the bits, these being:
1) Avid Arch Supremes are being changed to Avid Ultimates (still v-brake)
2) The current wheelset I'll keep for pimping, but I've also sourced a set of lightly used 2008 Crossmax SL's
3) Changing the rear mech and shifters to XO.
4) I've also sourced an Ibis titanium stem for it to replace the green Ringle Zooka stem (means running a flat bar, but that's OK)
I'll use the lovely Cook Brothers crankset, they suit the bike nicely... As for the fork, maybe I'll hang onto it, again for pimping days to match the CK wheelset, but I think I'd prefer to have a different for for general use...
The White Brothers look pretty good, as do the SID Race... any thoughts on how they'd compare?