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I need some help please!

robotsukrobotsuk Posts: 56
edited April 2008 in MTB workshop & tech
hey, i brought a pair of forks that have a 1 1/8 steered tube and my head set can only take 1 inch steered tube, sorry im new to biking, please help me

Thanks

Kris

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  • z000mz000m Posts: 544
    is the headset already fitted to the frame? if so the forks are not suitable
  • robotsukrobotsuk Posts: 56
    well its like the hole what you push your forks through
  • ride_wheneverride_whenever Posts: 13,279
    Stop, think,

    1 1/8th inch peg, 1 inch hole. It isn't going to work.

    Try and return the forks, then try and get some decent 1" forks from ebay.
  • robotsukrobotsuk Posts: 56
    can i have the tube cut off and another one replaced by an engineer?
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    no. New fork or new frame.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • ian_worbyian_worby Posts: 331
    well you could yes, but thats like saying you want to chop of your hand and replace it with your foot
  • robotsukrobotsuk Posts: 56
    what do you mean by that?
  • z000mz000m Posts: 544
    he means there would be no point
  • robotsukrobotsuk Posts: 56
    oh by the way the steerer tube can be removed from the triple crown forks, could i get a new tube and use shims or something like that????
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    robotsuk wrote:
    oh by the way the steerer tube can be removed from the triple crown forks, could i get a new tube and use shims or something like that????

    NO. not possible. the crown is a different size.

    NEW FORK OR NEW FRAME.

    but for giggles what fork? and how much did it cost?
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • ian_worbyian_worby Posts: 331
    as someone said above, i meant there's no point, yes in theory it could work but it just wouldn't be safe

    if they're triple clamps you COULD possibly get a new set of crowns that take an 1" steerer but the chances are slim and the cost just not worthwhile
  • The SpidermanThe Spiderman Posts: 5,625
    I strongly reccomend that you take a look at www.parktool.com or take bike and forks to a decent bike shop for advice,before you go any further.
    2006 Giant XTC
    2010 Giant Defy Advanced
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