Will strapping salsa anything cages on my suspension fork damage it? I'm considering bikepacking, and don't have a rigid fork on the bike I would like to use.
I would likely be carrying something of moderate weight like a couple litres of water on the front of the bike. I won't be using panniers as I would like to keep the weight mostly centered and plan on quite a bit of off road riding.
Is it generally safe to use something like the salsa anything cage (or big bottle cages) strapped to my fork? Could this damage the fork, more than just messing up the paint a bit?
Likely mounted like this, with intertubes protecting fork, and hose clamps holding cages: Source http://www.bikepacking.com/plog/bikepacking-the-appalachian-trail/