I want to use a 1 1/8" triple tree suspension fork on a bike i'm converting into a tandem which has a 1" steerer tube. I have some play with how much room I have above the lower crown and am debating how to meld the original fork/steerer into the new fork. I could cut the fork off and install a steerer converter underneath to connect the fork to or fit a smaller tube inside the steerer and connect it in the fork with a shim and a screw. I am open to suggestions. I'm trying to put this bike together without spending alot and my metal working skills are limited.