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Changed Fork Now Steerer Tube To Small Help

Old 05-04-21, 08:02 PM
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Changed Fork Now Steerer Tube To Small Help

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So basically i updated my fork to a Kashima one and just notice that the steerer tube is 1 1/8 whereas my previous fork had a 1 1/4 tube. What are my best options to make this work?? Can i buy an adaptor that acts like a spacer to make the steer tube wider or do i have to replace the stem / bearing headset etc?
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Old 05-04-21, 08:42 PM
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There are crown races to make up the difference and there are head tube shims to do the same. Your decision. Replacing the crown race is obviously gonna be less expensive.
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Old 05-05-21, 09:47 AM
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Originally Posted by mikster View Post
Hi

So basically i updated my fork to a Kashima one and just notice that the steerer tube is 1 1/8 whereas my previous fork had a 1 1/4 tube. What are my best options to make this work?? Can i buy an adaptor that acts like a spacer to make the steer tube wider or do i have to replace the stem / bearing headset etc?
Your old fork didn't have a 1 1/4" tube, it would have been tapered.

Not too sure how you would have got a Kashima coated fork today in 1 1/8" as 1 1/8" is a dead format in all but low end today (Basing this as being a Fox forks, as they are the only brand to use Kashima coating).

Adapters are available, but given what you have already done, thinking this is one to give to a good LBS so no more mistakes are made?
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Old 05-05-21, 09:55 AM
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You can't return the wrong fork and get another?

Even with a restocking fee, I will think the result will be better for your bike.
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Originally Posted by jimc101 View Post
Your old fork didn't have a 1 1/4" tube, it would have been tapered.

Not too sure how you would have got a Kashima coated fork today in 1 1/8" as 1 1/8" is a dead format in all but low end today (Basing this as being a Fox forks, as they are the only brand to use Kashima coating).

Adapters are available, but given what you have already done, thinking this is one to give to a good LBS so no more mistakes are made?


Its an older fork 2014 Fox Shock I bought from someone. Looks like I'll have to replace the bearings to fit and buy some stem shims to make it fit.
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Will these help? https://www.nashbar.com/problem-solv...hd9900/p314092
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