Bicycle Mechanics - cannondale 2.8 R700
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05-30-09, 05:15 PM
I am considering building a new road bike with a cannondale R700 2.8 frame that needs a fork. However, i'm pretty sure it needs a 1 inch diameter headset. On ebay, I have seen almost no 1 inch forks or headsets. Should I only consider frames with 1 1/8 inch diameter forks or could i buy a good 1 inch carbon fork somewhere?
05-30-09, 05:34 PM
Plenty of 1" carbon forks available, both threaded and threadless. I'm sure there are more as I only checked one website and only selected the in-stock forks.
There's plenty of 1" threaded headsets around. Eprey is not a good place to look for headsets. Tried google?.... try 1" threaded headsets
Tange is a very good brand, moderate and even low priced options. The Passage(alloy or cro-mo) are good, as is the Levin. The Falcon has cartridge bearings.
Chris King is great, but overpriced.
Forget Ritchey. If you need inexpensive, get the Tange Passage cro-mo.
05-31-09, 08:26 AM
If you are going to use a 1" threaded headset, a real bargain is Nashbar's house brand sealed cartridge bearing version. http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_175524_-1_201353_10000_201354
It's only $18. I've had one on my rain bike for three years and it's continued to perfore very well despite continual abuse. Just be sure to get a fork long enough to use it's 37 mm stack height.
For threadless 1" headsets, there are a lot out there. I've had good service from a couple of FSA sealed bearing models.
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