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Old 08-13-10, 08:21 PM   #1
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Thinking about picking up a used fork

Currently I have a 1" treaded fork on my raleigh. There's a 1 1/8" fork on craigslist that I am thinking of picking up.

If I get this fork, does that mean I have to change headsets? what else would I have to do?
If there's too much work involved I would rather not buy it...
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Sorry, you can't put a 1-1/8" fork into a frame made for a 1" fork. It isn't just the headset, it's that the diameter of the headtube of the frame itself is too small to accommodate the larger steerer.
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Old 08-13-10, 09:00 PM   #3
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Yeah, haha I just thought of that.

Thanks, saved me lots of time.
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