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?
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.
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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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
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