I was wondering when manufacturers switched to 1 1/4"-1 1/8" headsets from 1"? I figure abou 1989-ish? Also what were considered the higher end from the major brands that came with 1" headset? I know Schwinn offerings (Cimarron, High Sierra) Trek 900 series, Miyata, Specialized. What else am I missing?
The reason I ask is that I am putting a 1986 High Sierra back on the road with a pair of the Rivendell/Nitto alloy Bullmoose bars. They suit me really well but are for 1" threaded steerer only. The High Sierra seems like it will perform well but the Roller Cam brakes can make tire swaps a bit more time consuming and can be a limiting factor in tire size. Also, the frame is straight gauge CroMo, so it is heavier than it has to be. Just wondering what other models to look for as I continue my never ending scan of craigslist.