I'm looking at ways to fit some proper forks to my bike. I'd found some marzocchi forks on ebay with a 1" steerer and thought they'd fit, but after reading this:http://sheldonbrown.com/headsets.html
It seems I was quite wrong.
My bike has a 7/8" wedge/type stem and a 1" threaded headset/steerer.
My knowlege of bicycle mechanics is limited and I'm learning as I go, so I'd apprectiate any suggestions or corrections to what I'm thinking.
As far as I can see, I have two options to fit "proper" forks:
1) Find some forks with a threadless, 1" steerer and fit a threadless headset and stem (or could I even use my old stem inside the threadless steerer?)
2) Find any forks, and replace the steerer with a 1" threaded item
The internet suggests that steerers can be swapped, but is vague on how exactly, and I've been unable to spot any steerers themselves for sale.
I'd be grateful for any suggestions on how difficult each of these options would be and any sources/guide prices for parts. I'm mechanically competent, just not experienced with bikes...