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Old 10-02-06, 01:20 PM   #1
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Have frame, but no fork, no headset - can I choose size?

Hi again,

I have a frame, but no fork, headset or stem yet. The frame is a Giant OCR 2003, it originally came with a 1" threadless fork. I know headsets size have to match fork size, threadless to threadless, threaded to threaded, etc. I have a bit of a stupid question.

If I don't have a fork or headset, can I choose to get 1-1/8" or 1" (can I choose between getting a 1 1/8" headset and fork OR a 1" headset and fork)? Or must I get a 1" fork since that is the size that would have originally come with the bike and the only size that will fit through the front tube?

Put another way, when a 1" fork is fitted, is there additional space which would allow a larger diameter fork (but the headset holds in place)?

Thanks for the help

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Old 10-02-06, 01:30 PM   #2
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NO! The size of the fork steerer is set by the diameter of the head tube.
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Old 10-02-06, 02:09 PM   #3
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darn it...but I figured...thanks cyclintom
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Old 10-02-06, 03:28 PM   #4
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You can switch out your current threaded for a threadless, but as mensioned you can't change the size, except downward. There are headsets designed to make a 1" fit in a 1.125". In your case you need a good touring fork in 1".

What happened to the one a guy wanted to sell?
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