Is it possible to change a fork steerer from 1 1/8 to a tapered 1 1/8 to 1.5?

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Is it possible to change a fork steerer from 1 1/8 to a tapered 1 1/8 to 1.5?
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Posted: Aug 24, 2010 at 19:12 Quote
Is this possible and if so who can do this? I just got a new frame with a tapered head tube.

Posted: Aug 24, 2010 at 19:39 Quote
you will need a reducer headset
could try cane creek or FSA, im pretty sure they make them. reliable manufacturers aswell.

Posted: Aug 24, 2010 at 20:02 Quote
ambrogino wrote:
you will need a reducer headset
could try cane creek or FSA, im pretty sure they make them. reliable manufacturers aswell.
+1

Several headset manufactures make these reducer headsets. FSA and Cane Creek have some very reliable reducer headsets as mentioned by ambrigino quoted above. They are probably the most inexpensive as well.

Posted: Aug 25, 2010 at 12:01 Quote
I'd recommend visiting Cane Creek's website - they have an excellent headset selection page where you can put in information about your frame / fork / personal choices and it will tell you what will fit your needs!

Cane Creek also sell the top cup and lower cups seperately so you can buy the exact setup you need for your frame

Posted: Aug 26, 2010 at 9:17 Quote
Thanks y'all...I ordered a Cane Creek reducer. I am also looking into just getting a used fork. Anyone have a 29'er with a tapered headtube for sale???

Posted: Aug 26, 2010 at 9:50 Quote
phurthr wrote:
Thanks y'all...I ordered a Cane Creek reducer. I am also looking into just getting a used fork. Anyone have a 29'er with a tapered headtube for sale???
I did not know that the 29'er frames had 1.5 headtubes, especially ones that tapered down to a 1-1/8. Do they?

Posted: Aug 26, 2010 at 9:59 Quote
Yeah, and there getting more common. I'm pretty sure all new Specialized 29er's have a tapered HT.

Posted: Aug 26, 2010 at 10:05 Quote
phurthr wrote:
Yeah, and there getting more common. I'm pretty sure all new Specialized 29er's have a tapered HT.
Not to hyjack your thread bro, but I noticed you are from Pennsylvania. Do ride Seven Springs at all?

Posted: Aug 26, 2010 at 10:11 Quote
No that's cool. I've boarded Seven Springs but never rode it. I'm about 2 hrs West, near Penn State. Have you?

Posted: Aug 26, 2010 at 10:16 Quote
phurthr wrote:
No that's cool. I've boarded Seven Springs but never rode it. I'm about 2 hrs West, near Penn State. Have you?
Yeah man, a buddy has two videos of us flying down the DH run at SP.

Here is two vids of us bro.....

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Posted: Aug 26, 2010 at 10:30 Quote
Oh that's tight...

Posted: Aug 27, 2010 at 12:38 Quote
Are you talking about aking a fork that has a 1.125 steer tube and putting a taper on it? If so, it is not possible. Changing a 1.5" head tube to 1.125" is possible with the right headset as mentioned above.

Posted: Aug 27, 2010 at 12:46 Quote
No just a new/used fork with a tapered steerer, 29".

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