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Posted: Jan 27, 2008 at 12:50 Quote
what is the difference with an oversized head tube and a normal one !? can it hold longer forks !? stronger !?
please let me no !
thanks

Posted: Jan 27, 2008 at 12:51 Quote
A 1.5 to a 1.1/8???

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Posted: Jan 27, 2008 at 12:52 Quote
1 and 1/8 is standard size, most forks come with a 1 and 1/8 steerer tube.

You can also get 1.5's (and small variations around that number), they are bigger. Some forks are now coming with 1.5 steerer tubes as they are stronger. If you pick up a frame with a 1.5, you can get reducer cups to make the frame accept a 1 and 1/8 steerer tube.

Posted: Jan 27, 2008 at 12:54 Quote
terriflow3-0 wrote:
1 and 1/8 is standard size, most forks come with a 1 and 1/8 steerer tube.

You can also get 1.5's (and small variations around that number), they are bigger. Some forks are now coming with 1.5 steerer tubes as they are stronger. If you pick up a frame with a 1.5, you can get reducer cups to make the frame accept a 1 and 1/8 steerer tube.
even better FSA, Chris King makes reducers headset

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Posted: Jan 27, 2008 at 13:03 Quote
That's what I meant. Cane Creek makes reducer headsets too, I've got one of them. Some frames come with really funny headtube sizes and your forced to buy really custom headsets. One of my bikes had a 1.6 or 1.7 headtube with only 9mm deep slottings to fit the headset in.

Posted: Jan 27, 2008 at 20:40 Quote
The 1.5 head tube is not necessarily stronger. The frame tubes need to be larger to get the same weld, so a frame with a 1 1/8" head tube could hold together better than the same frame with a 1.5" head tube.

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Posted: Jan 27, 2008 at 21:00 Quote
I was in reference to the steertube/fork being stronger.. not the headtube. But fair enough.

Posted: Feb 17, 2008 at 9:31 Quote
If I have a 1.1/8 head tube can I put a fork on my bike that has a 1.5" head tube?
pleas let me know
thanks

Posted: Feb 17, 2008 at 9:36 Quote
Jud-Grendel wrote:
If I have a 1.1/8 head tube can I put a fork on my bike that has a 1.5" head tube?
pleas let me know
thanks

no

Posted: Feb 17, 2008 at 16:45 Quote
Just found out it's posible to put a 1.5" head tube on a bike that had a 1 1/8" head tude on it befor.

Posted: Feb 17, 2008 at 16:47 Quote
Wilson4 wrote:
Jud-Grendel wrote:
If I have a 1.1/8 head tube can I put a fork on my bike that has a 1.5" head tube?
pleas let me know
thanks

no


you can man

Posted: Feb 17, 2008 at 16:49 Quote
Your calling everything a headtube, its kind of confusing.......the fork has a steer tube, the frame has a headtube. Sorry I couldn't make out your sentence.

Posted: Feb 17, 2008 at 16:51 Quote
Wilson4 wrote:
Your calling everything a headtube, its kind of confusing.......the fork has a steer tube, the frame has a headtube. Sorry I couldn't make out your sentence.

sory about that, I guess I was trying to say steer tube

Posted: Feb 17, 2008 at 16:55 Quote
So what were you trying to run?

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Posted: Feb 17, 2008 at 16:56 Quote
Jud-Grendel wrote:
Just found out it's posible to put a 1.5" head tube on a bike that had a 1 1/8" head tude on it befor.

i think u need to learn the proper terminology

u can:

put a fork with a 1 1/8" steerer tube on a bike with a 1 1/8" head tube or a bike with a 1.5" head tube (u will need a headset reducer though)

u can't:

put a fork with a 1.5" steerer tube on a bike with a 1 1/8' head tube

u can't:

change the head tube of a bike...

u can:

only put a 1 1/8" reducer headset into a 1.5" head tube

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