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    Help: 1" steerer tube

    I have an older frame with a 1" threaded steerer tube and i'm looking to upgrade the fork. Is there any way to change a 1 1/8" fork to a 1"?? anybody know anywhere that would have anything besides ebay?

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    There's no way to fit a fork with a 1-1/8" steerer in a 1" headtube. Some forks have replaceable steerers. You might want to look for those. What kind of fork are you looking for? Some manufacturers (but not many) offer forks with different steerer sizes in threaded or unthreaded but these are usually boutique fork makers. Are you also looking to keep the current headset?
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    You can replace the headset and find a threadless 1 steerer suspension fork.
    I'm guesing...non suspension to suspension? The travel if so needs to be like 80mm, The headtube angle will only work with small travel forks. Suspension designed frames have a steeper headtube angle.
    An old school bike with a long travel fork is a chopper. No go.

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    Marzocchi, as far as I know, is the only major manufacturer supporting the 1" market. PhatTire.com shows the MX comp available with a 1" steerer, but there may be others that can be ordered. (PhatTire.com is the only site I know that consistantly has featured Marzocchi 1" forks, and I purchased one from them about three years ago, but I'm quite sure any shop or most online retailers can order them).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedub.Nate
    Marzocchi, as far as I know, is the only major manufacturer supporting the 1" market.
    You're right. I remember hearing that you could order a variety of 'Zokes forks with 1" steerers. I can't remember if you could order them as threaded or just threadless.
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    [color=blue[There are some cheap RST's out there with a 1" steerer. Nothing I'd consider running, but they are there[/color]

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    He he... I just "serviced" an old RST 281 to sell on ebay. It was my wife's first fork.

    Nothing but a spring and a piece of rubber that resembles a long pencil eraser. The brake arch has to be unbolted from the legs in order to "unscrew" the legs off the springs. Amazing.

    I guess for what it is -- an entry level, inexpensive, easily servicable fork -- it does ok. Or at least it looks the part.

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    Pricepoint are selling MX comps with 1" steerers right now

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    Here you go....

    2005 Marzocchi MX Comp 1'' Steer
    Price Point $278.98

    1'' Steer Tube The MX series is perfect for riders who want agressive XC style damping while keeping the weight down. The Comp features Dual SSV damping, w/ air preload and internal rebound adjustment. Black, 85mm travel, 3.8lb

    Found at...http://www.pricepoint.com/thumb.htm?...sort=styleName

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedub.Nate
    He he... I just "serviced" an old RST 281 to sell on ebay. It was my wife's first fork.

    Nothing but a spring and a piece of rubber that resembles a long pencil eraser. The brake arch has to be unbolted from the legs in order to "unscrew" the legs off the springs. Amazing.

    I guess for what it is -- an entry level, inexpensive, easily servicable fork -- it does ok. Or at least it looks the part.
    *sniff*

    that's all i've got on my ride... my ****ty x-mart-er.

    i think ill take some pictures (complete with a fox and some spawn stickers--a result of my brother's ownership) just for kicks

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    Quote Originally Posted by revmonkey

    i think ill take some pictures (complete with a fox and some spawn stickers)
    Yuppers! I plan to dress mine up with some Rock Shox decals before I auction it off -- just so I can say "Rock Shox" in the auction (with full disclosure, of course!). I mean, who's gonna be searching for "RST 281" anyway?

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