I assume that you mean convert it to 1.125, not 1.25?ritchey said:]Has anyone had their steel bike modified from a 1 inch head tube to a 1.25 inch head tube to run a newer shocks? If so where? thanks
There are modifications that are possible - search the archinves and you'll find some. However, there are still lots of options available.holden said:Okay. This is based on limited knowledge, but the issue is using 1.125" steerer on 1" type bikes:
Would it be possible to cut the 1.125" steerer tube off just above the crown, insert a milled aluminum tube of decent wall thickness that is 1" diameter by x length above the crown, possibly narrower within crown for tight fit, then have it seat 1/8" to 1/4" above crown bottom then TIG weld the gap circumference?
I know this would void all warranties but if this were possible, it would solve a) tracking down 1" steerer shocks (harder) and b) older frame using newer shock tech.
I imagine it might take a machinist/welder like 0.5 - 1 hour to do.
If you can find a '00 SID (w/ dual air) you replace the lowers with current SID lowers. Easy conversion...holden said:i wonder what it would cost for late model SID conversion to 1"...
That's what I was sayin'! I've not tried it myself (haven't needed to yet), but it's something I'd really like to do in the future. I heard that danger of cutting the sanctions is the biggest worry.scant said:its a lot easier than you think! the stantion size of most rockshox hasnt changed in a while. find a 1in 96 clamp up judy style fork crown. carefully cut the old crown off existing forks & use the 96 crown. I've done this with a 96 judy SL crown on some 01 coil/oil judy Sls with no problems.