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    Junior Member Cannondale89's Avatar
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    1 1/8" - 1" steering tube

    yea i just bought a new fork for my bike and the fork has a 1 1/8" steering tube but my bike has a 1" head tube and i was wondering if i could just put a 1" tube inthe fork by spacing at the bottom so its 1 1/8" where it attaches to the fork but the rest of the tube is 1". if anyone knows if this is possible let me know

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    no. you need to buy the correct fork.

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    You could also correct this by keeping the fork and buying a new bike.

    Sorry, couldn't leave that one laying there.

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    Junior Member Cannondale89's Avatar
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    i knew someone was gonna say that...but i cant get a new bike i love this one too much, ill just ebay this fork and get one with a 1" tube

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    It all depends. Back in the day you could do such a thing with some of the Marzzochi Mtn. shocks.

    1. Is it even replaceable?
    2. Hoe is it fixed to the crown?
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    Quote Originally Posted by miamijim View Post
    It all depends. Back in the day you could do such a thing with some of the Marzzochi Mtn. shocks.

    1. Is it even replaceable?
    2. Hoe is it fixed to the crown?
    Is this a mountain bike? I kinda just assumed that it was a road frame! Well, guess that shows you all where my loyalties lie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redtires View Post
    Is this a mountain bike? I kinda just assumed that it was a road frame! Well, guess that shows you all where my loyalties lie.

    I assumed he has a road bike as well but since he insinuated the steerer could out I figured maybe not....
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    Junior Member Cannondale89's Avatar
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    Actually it is an old '89 Hardtail Moutain bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zumba View Post
    I too used to place sentimental value in inanimate objects. Then I woke up.
    Yeah, you're clearly very enlightened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zumba View Post
    I too used to place sentimental value in inanimate objects. Then I woke up.
    Shhh! Don't let Ribby hear you say things like that.
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    i'm on an '89 with a 1" headtube too. I stuck with the rigid fork and 1.5" tires. All 1" suspension forks I found were crap, not worth the price vs the bike, or too old & worn to bother. I am assuming you're talking about suspension forks. Build another bike around your new fork.
    "I had some real problems with the stupid nipples."

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