Have frame, but no fork, no headset - can I choose size?
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)?
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".