Headset Reducers or others? Or Overdrive size forks?
Hi, I'm looking for expert advice, so chose RBR
Basically, I have a Giant Defy 4 (U.K version) with a steel fork and want to buy a carbon fork as an upgrade. I've had trouble finding Defy Carbon forks, so decided (if possible) to get a fork which isn't in Giants 1 1/8" - 1 1/4" bearings Overdrive size i.e 1 1/8".
Question is, is it possible to put a headset reducer on a 1 1/8" fork to make it fit my Defys' 1 1/8" - 1 1/4" size?
If not, is there ANY carbon fork which can take headset reducers to fit my Defy?
Would headset reducers be okay too, as in no ratlling from loosness when riding?
Also, is there any carbon fork (Chinese makes like Hong Fu etc.) that comes in 1 1/8" - 1 1/4" bearings size?
I would really appreciate any feed back from you.
Last edited by Kinetic-UK; 05-27-2012 at 08:06 AM.
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In my limited knowledge, I know you can get different cup size depending on the internal diameter of your headtube, and you can get 2 cups of the same 'external' diameter, but with different internal diameter for different steerer size, and according to the size of your steerer, there is a chance that one of those will fit.
Do you know what is the internal diameter of your headtube, where the top cup will insert and at the bottom? Also how deep is the insertion depth of your headtube? If your headset is still inside your headtube, I guess you will not be able to measure that.
I thought the Hongfu FK007 has a tapered steerer. 1 and 1/8th at the top and 1 and 1/2 at the bottom. Would be good to check that separately in the Chinese frame forum.
I have some questions regarding crown race of carbon forks and no one seems able to assist ... I think everyone is out cycling ... weather in UK has been very good for the past week, but would have thought that forum users are quite evenly distributed around the world and not everywhere is having good weather for cycling ... sorry for going off tangent ...
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