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    help with rigid fork conversion

    So i got a 2006ish trek 3700 for dirt cheap and am setting it up as a commuter. Its currently got a old RST Capa fork thats a little scary so I am thinking of snagging a cheap rigid fork off ebay but am unsure on how long it needs to be to work right on this bike so am looking for some help

    2006 Trek 3700 - BikePedia specs for the bike looks like a 53mm travel fork is what came on it but bikepedia says its a different fork then what i have on mine.
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    anyone??
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    here says for a 100mm shock the rigid should be around 440-450mm on the rigid.. so take the length of travel from yours and that should be a ball park..
    What rigid fork to replace 100mm suspension fork?

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    just using a tape to measure the axle to crown on your fork would get you reasonably close. The replacement doesn't have to be exactly the same either.

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