I've read enough to know that the fork/handlebar set up is something that some people stuggle with or at least feel the need to upgrade. I was going to try it out stock, but I'm not sure that's an option.
I bought the Twenty off of a guy who had started messing with it and never finished. He's left town, unfortunately, to parts unknown, so I can't really ask him what's what. All I have is a frame and a box of parts. Today I thought I'd try and make that frame and parts into a rolling bicycle, and hit a snag right off the bat. I don't think I have the complete fork/handlebar set up. I thought I'd run it by the many R20 folks here for input, advice. I have two ballbearing rings and a clamp. The top of the fork is threaded, but I have nothing to thread on to it. Also there's no cup for the top ballbearing ring. I thought someone might tell me what I'm missing and whether or not it's something I can pick up easily or if it's one of the many proprietary items unique to the R20.
In addition to the parts mentioned, I have a threadless headset that the previous owner was considering working into his build.
One thing that confuses me is that there's a gap between the threading of the fork tube and the cone for the ballbearings. Other threaded forks I've dealt with are threaded down to the cup/cone because one piece is threaded until it is snug against the other. Short of some spacers and a cup with no thread, I don't quite see how this is accomplished. Any insights?