'96 Lava Dome

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  • billytinkle
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    If I wanted to change the fork and headset on my old ’96 Lava Dome to a 1 1/8 threadless set up is it possible?

    Premier Icon YoKaiser
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    Yes, just need fork, headset and stem.

    shermer75
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    What’s the current set up?

    billytinkle
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    Current set up is all the standard stuff from ’96, so quill stem, impact headset and project 2 forks.

    Premier Icon cp
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    nice ๐Ÿ™‚ I had ’95… miss that bike ๐Ÿ™

    Why are you wanting to go threadless? Sus forks?

    Premier Icon cp
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    You’ll not be able to go 1.1/8″ threadless, but you could go 1″ threadless with new stem, headset and forks.

    Edric 64
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    Even mt 1993 Dawes is 1 1/8 and they have never been at the forefront when it comes to technology

    Premier Icon cp
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    ignore me, they were indeed 1.1/8″… so yes, not a problem to do the conversion, assuming your buying new threadless forks, headset and stem.

    billytinkle
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    That’s what I was hoping. So a fork with a 1 1/8 steerer tube and something like a hope traditional headset should do the trick?

    Premier Icon cp
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    PeterPoddy
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    You’ll not be able to go 1.1/8″ threadless,

    Why not? Konas have been 1 1/8in since 1991 at least, they were in there right from the very beginning. I put a modern headset and 1 1/8in suspension fork in a mid 90s Hei Hei no problem at all. I can dig out pics if you don’t believe me! ๐Ÿ™‚

    billytinkle
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    PeterPoddy – just because I’ll be doing similar soon it would be nice to see those pics if it’s not too much trouble?

    PeterPoddy
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    Here you go, I’ve only got pics of it from when I sold it, but I had a Reba on there most of the time. That’s a Judy (from when they were good) on there in e pic, but it’s still 1 1/8in with a clamp on stem and aheadset


    DSCF0103 by PeterPoddy, on Flickr

    billytinkle
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    Much obliged Peter, good work ๐Ÿ˜€

    Premier Icon cookeaa
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    I converted a 95 fire mountain from 1-1/8th threaded to threadless. Knock out old headset, press in new one, simple…

    Premier Icon cp
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    Why not?

    You missed my subsequent posts correcting myself. For some reason I had it in my head that my ’05 one was 1″…

    tpbiker
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    PP, that looks amazing. I recently bought a 94 cindercone frame and forks which I was planning to restore and convert to a singlespeed….then I found out the wheels I expected to use with it had seized solid so its ended up as more clutter in my box room ๐Ÿ™

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