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  • Headset question
  • Premier Icon jimfrandisco
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    Just brought a frame with a tapered head tube and headset installed for tapered fork.
    I want to fit a 11/8th straight steerer fork so assume i just need to replace the lower cup and bearing with a reducer cup and bearing.
    What are the best options for this – finding online searches confusing.
    What the simplest/cheapest option for this?
    cheers

    Premier Icon nedrapier
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    simplest cheapest is a shim to increase the bottom diameter of your 1 1/8 fork to 1 1/4. the crown race will swap from tapered to shimmed straight, and the fork should fit as the old one did.

    Premier Icon jimfrandisco
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    Didn’t know shims existed for use with steerers..but prompted by nedrapier i just found this…

    http://www.workscomponents.co.uk/15×22-reducer-crown—for-fitment-of-1-18×22-forks-to-tapered-headset-245-p.asp

    Would seem to be the cheapest, easiest solution – any reason not to?

    Premier Icon jimfrandisco
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    Actually there’s loads of these available, but it’s a case of getting the right one for the headset…or something that’s going to fit right..no idea where to start on that one!

    Premier Icon khani
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    The Hope one above, it fits on the fork and the original crown race fits on top of it..

    Premier Icon jimfrandisco
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    Cheers, that makes sense then, I was thinking it was a bottom cup.

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