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    Is there a way to fit a 1" fork to a 1-1/8" headset?

    I was thinking of using some sort of tube that has a 1/16" wall, with a 1" ID and a 1-1/8"OD, and just JB welding it to the 1" fork. Is there a tube made for this? Anyone think I'm heading down a path to death?

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    yes - to your second question.

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    I think you wouldn't even need to JB Weld it. Just cut your extra tube so it's exactly the length of your bike's head tube and make sure everything's securely bolted and screwed and put in place.

    And pray.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A3rd.Zero
    I was thinking of using some sort of tube that has a 1/16" wall, with a 1" ID and a 1-1/8"OD, and just JB welding it to the 1" fork. Is there a tube made for this? Anyone think I'm heading down a path to death?

    Milo
    If it's a traditional threaded or threadless HS just get a pair of reducing bushings for the headtube that are made for the job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ya Tu Sabes
    I think you wouldn't even need to JB Weld it. Just cut your extra tube so it's exactly the length of your bike's head tube and make sure everything's securely bolted and screwed and put in place.

    And pray.
    Yeah, pray ALOT...LOL

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    Isn't there some kind of aftermarket shim kit you could pick up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by A3rd.Zero
    I was thinking of using some sort of tube that has a 1/16" wall, with a 1" ID and a 1-1/8"OD, and just JB welding it to the 1" fork. Is there a tube made for this? Anyone think I'm heading down a path to death?

    Milo
    Why not just use a 1 1/8" fork instead of jerry rigging something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImprezaDrvr
    Isn't there some kind of aftermarket shim kit you could pick up?
    What do you think a reducing bushing is? Problem Solvers and Wheels Manufacturing.

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    Just getting the idea out there so someone far, far more brilliant than I can come up with a name.

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    1 1/8" to 1" headset reducer.
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    have you ever thought about safety first? just asking.

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    I met a guy a few weeks ago that was trying to do the same thing. his idea was to bore out the the larger headset cups a little bit and then fit a 1" headset into the old one. he was a regular customer but i haven't seen him since.........

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