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    Any way to get a 1 & 1/8 fork on a frame that takes 1"?

    Not a bike expert so I am asking here. I found an almost free ($5) excellent condition al frame in my size. It is just the frame and because it is an older Bianchi model the owner says it uses 1" forks. Is there any way I can use a 1 1/8 fork, maybe with a different headset or something? Really hard to find these older size forks nowadays in a light weight/cheap price combo.

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    Cut of the headtube and have a new one welded on.

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    Headtube stretcher.

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    there are a few good carbon forks out there in 1" variants--
    Reynolds Ouzo
    Ritchey Comp
    Torelli Aspect

    you could use one of those, or just find a used aluminum fork and build a cheap/beater bike

    hth

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    You can get a chrome tange fork for about 60-80$ depending on where you shop. Threaded or threadless.

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    What size frame?
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    Quote Originally Posted by foul smell View Post
    Not a bike expert so I am asking here. I found an almost free ($5) excellent condition al frame in my size. It is just the frame and because it is an older Bianchi model the owner says it uses 1" forks. Is there any way I can use a 1 1/8 fork, maybe with a different headset or something? Really hard to find these older size forks nowadays in a light weight/cheap price combo.
    Yeah, the solution is a new frame. You can find plenty of quality 1" forks. Just not 1" carbon forks that are of decent quality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoreFeet View Post
    You can get a chrome tange fork for about 60-80$ depending on where you shop. Threaded or threadless.
    $60-$80? Rip off.
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    Vist the C&V subforum. We know where to find the 1" stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by foul smell View Post
    Not a bike expert so I am asking here. I found an almost free ($5) excellent condition al frame in my size. It is just the frame and because it is an older Bianchi model the owner says it uses 1" forks. Is there any way I can use a 1 1/8 fork, maybe with a different headset or something? Really hard to find these older size forks nowadays in a light weight/cheap price combo.
    nah, it doesn't work. You can barely shove a 1"1/8 fork in there, but leaves absolutely no room for the head-set bits.

    I just bought one of these ITM Visia 1" forks. Nice ride, but heavy by weight weenies standards.


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    Quote Originally Posted by operator View Post
    You can find plenty of quality 1" forks. Just not 1" carbon forks that are of decent quality.
    they're out there, but the 1" full-carbons tend to be expensive, like Reynolds, Easton and LOOK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 531Aussie View Post
    they're out there, but the 1" full-carbons tend to be expensive, like Reynolds, Easton and LOOK.
    Sorry, I should've added the qualification - not cheap, 1" carbon. You nailed it.
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    ^ yeah, for some reason there seems to be no middle ground on 1" forks. There are the uber-fancy ones or the $120 ones with alu steerers

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    Fork will cost as much as the frame. Nashbar, Performance should have $80 1inch versions.

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    I bought my full carbon 1" off eBay for ~$90 shipped.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Barker View Post
    I bought my full carbon 1" off eBay for ~$90 shipped.
    Got mine for $60 shipped on RBR.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bcart1991 View Post
    What size frame?
    And how, exactly, will this information help you to answer this question?
    Today, I believe my jurisdiction ends here...

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    I have a 1" carbon fork not being used, but it's cut kinda short. I was going to offer it to him/her if it fit his/her frame.



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    Quote Originally Posted by bcart1991 View Post
    I have a 1" carbon fork not being used, but it's cut kinda short. I was going to offer it to him/her if it fit his/her frame.



    Just trying to help a brotha/sista out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 531Aussie View Post
    nah, it doesn't work. You can barely shove a 1"1/8 fork in there, but leaves absolutely no room for the head-set bits.
    This has got me wondering, a 1 1/8 steerer will slide through the head tube.

    What if one removed the headset; took a long 1 1/8 head tube, cut it to fit over the 1 inch tube; sleeved the 1 1/8 headset about the 1 inch headset; pressed the 1 1/8 headset in the outer sleeved headset, then installed the fork. If the outer headset is fitted and secured well enough it might not give any play?

    Probably not worth the effort-but an interesting approach to getting a square peg into a round hole.

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    Likewise in thinking (not doing), but what about an external-bearing set-up like those used on BBs these days. Could revive a few one-inch headtube bikes.

    Note: I haven't even tried fitting a 1-1/8th steerer in a headtube (it's raining and a sample 1" headtube bike is way off in a shed), so I might be thinking through my butt again. But I rely on 531's vast experience, and the external cartridges were the first thing to spring to mind after I read his post last night.
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