Punx0r wrote:Thanks for the replies guys - very helpful.
One question I omitted from my first post was whether my frame's headtube limits me to a 1" steerer, or with the correct headset can I fit a 1 1/8" steerer? The later would give me more choice when buying forks.
Good point on the steerer length - I will be sure to check this before buying any used forks.
Am I correct in assuming that I will need to change the pressed frame races?
Cal, what is the headtube flange?
If I buy a headset, is it *everything* I need to take a bare frame and a bare fork/steerer and fit them together? I'm a little confused because I'm getting the impression that some of the old bits can be reused?
Obviously I don't want to waste money buying new parts I don't need, but I'd also like to have everything I need to hand when I start the job, save the bike being out of service while I wait for those few extra bits it turned out I needed
Punx0r wrote:I'm pretty well commited to frame I currently have now. There isn't much wrong with it to my eye (steel, heavy, decent welds), just the laughable suspension letting things down
I'll shop for some 1" forks, head set and stem. Replacing the steerer can be plan B and welding in a different headtube a distant plan C
Cal, sorry to labour this point, but I'm still unclear what the flange is when it comes to the head tube? I'd like to heed your warning and measure it before buying a headset.
Punx0r wrote:I'm hoping my frame is "standard (ISO)" 1". I think I'm going to keep and eye out for some forks, then wait until winter to pull the bike apart, measure up and then order the headset, stem etc.
Punx0r wrote:Don't I have to disassemble the head to measure the important dimensions?
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