1" threaded steerer tube to 1 1/8 headset?
I'm trying to see if I can swap out my front suspension fork for another that I got in a clearance sale.. I don't know much about this, but seem to recall that there was some spacers that were sold to accomodate theis.
Here are the specs from the fork:
tube: 1" threaded
steerer tube length: 150 millmeter, 43 mm threads
fork rake: 20mm
at minimum you need
(1) 22.2 diameter quill stem, or a quill to threadless converter
(2) headtube reducer (google on this term to buy a pair)
(3) 1 inch threaded headset.
Maybe I should have mentioned this (and I don't know if it matters) but the bike is a folding bike. It kinda looks like this except it has a front suspension fork. Here's a video of a similar one, but with suspension:
The part just above the headset folds so I don't know if I need a special part in addition. Finally, I looked at some part prices and for the 3 above, I'm looking @ $60 minimum. This fork just cost me $25.
yeah, this kind of mismatch is rarely worth pursuing -- and your folding stem probably attaches by 1 1/8" quill which isn't going to go in the fork anyway. I saw on Downtube's web site they have new 1 1/8" suspension forks for $60.
thanks for your patience with me on this, zzyzx. I won't pursue this upgrade.
Yes, I saw that fork on the DT site. Don't want to go that route because that fork is a POS.
What do you think about this one:
do you think that would work?
You'd have to get a bike shop to cut threads on the steer tube so it will work with your quill stem and threaded headset.
Originally Posted by zzyzx_xyzzy
So my only additional expense would be to have the bike shop cut threads on this fork? I don't have to worry about buying any other parts (quill stem, adapters )to fit this DT bike?