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About when did 1" steerers go out of fashion? The reason I ask is that I picked up a 2001 Marz. Bomber fork today with a 1" threadless steertube (and that's why i picked it up :thumbsup: ). Was that about the end of the line for them?

I know the fork isn't VRC but 1" steertubes are ;)
 

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pretty sure no mass market frames still had 1" around 2000, but zocchi knew there'd be owners of frames a couple years older with 1" headtubes so they made sure to have their bolt-on crowns available with 1" steerers for i think 3 or 4 years past it being necessary. ;)
(smart guys!)

once they moved to cryofit steerers I'm pretty sure the 1"ers were completely dropped.
can't remember any OEM's needing 1" steerers, even in '98?? (but I might be wrong)
neat thing is the leg diameter stayed the same all the way up to the 5" Z1 BAMs so you COULD frankenbike a 5" bontrager for example...
 

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byknuts said:
pretty sure no mass market frames still had 1" around 2000, but zocchi knew there'd be owners of frames a couple years older with 1" headtubes so they made sure to have their bolt-on crowns available with 1" steerers for i think 3 or 4 years past it being necessary. ;)
(smart guys!)

once they moved to cryofit steerers I'm pretty sure the 1"ers were completely dropped.
can't remember any OEM's needing 1" steerers, even in '98?? (but I might be wrong)
neat thing is the leg diameter stayed the same all the way up to the 5" Z1 BAMs so you COULD frankenbike a 5" bontrager for example...
Bontrager stuck to 1" up to '97. Ritchey up to '98 IIRC.

Marzocchi would also re-press 1" steerers into crowns that originally were sold with 1&1/8" steerers. They would only do it once for any crown.

The MX comp was available in 1" up to 2005. Possibly longer. I just googled it and the 2005 comes up.
 

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Ritchey might have gone till 1999 I think. Rockshox made a version of the SID just for Ritchey.
 

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Yeah, Ritchey was the last one - I'm pretty sure that they carried it into 2000 w/ the special SID forks.

Marzocchi originally stopped making 1" forks in 1999 or so. They reintroduced them in 2001 and sold them by special order on the Bomber (X-Fly and Atom Race) and Marathon forks until at least 2004. Then the MX fork was available for a while.
 

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It appears to be a 2001 Marzocchi Z4 Air 100 (or 100 Sport), but all the research I've seen only lists a 1 1/8" steertube. The crown is non-removable and doesn't appear to have been shimmed for the 1" tube. It is blue with a cast Magnesium arch.

Sorry to waste VRC "bandwidth" but I'm just happy to have found it. Thanx for your patience.

edit: I just re-read Boy named SSue's post and maybe it had been sent in and re-pressed...thanx for that info
 

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I just ordered a White Bros. Magic 80 for the Yo Eddy. it's 1" threadless & uses v brake mounts. I believe they also offer 1" threaded. Marzocchi also makes a 1" threadless.
 

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OS is BS

laffeaux said:
Yeah, Ritchey was the last one - I'm pretty sure that they carried it into 2000 w/ the special SID forks.

At the 89 trade show in the LA area, we Ritchey staffers of the booth were expected to wear a button that read:
OS is BS.....

Good Times....
 

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mattytruth said:
I just ordered a White Bros. Magic 80 for the Yo Eddy. it's 1" threadless & uses v brake mounts. I believe they also offer 1" threaded. Marzocchi also makes a 1" threadless.
I'd be interested to hear how this works out.
 

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laffeaux said:
Then the MX fork was available for a while.
It still is, several shops in the UK sell it.

The 2010 MX Pro Lo with 1" steering tube and the 2009 MX Pro ETA with 1" steering tube.

 

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ssulljm said:
laffeaux said:
Yeah, Ritchey was the last one - I'm pretty sure that they carried it into 2000 w/ the special SID forks.

At the 89 trade show in the LA area, we Ritchey staffers of the booth were expected to wear a button that read:
OS is BS.....

Good Times....
haha. I remember that! Pretty sure I came home with a few decals or pins, too. That year was Anaheim or Long Beach.
 

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da'HOOV said:
It appears to be a 2001 Marzocchi Z4 Air 100 (or 100 Sport), but all the research I've seen only lists a 1 1/8" steertube. The crown is non-removable and doesn't appear to have been shimmed for the 1" tube. It is blue with a cast Magnesium arch.

Sorry to waste VRC "bandwidth" but I'm just happy to have found it. Thanx for your patience.

edit: I just re-read Boy named SSue's post and maybe it had been sent in and re-pressed...thanx for that info
It was likely not re-pressed, it was ordered that way. I had a 2001 z.2 Atom Race with a 1" steerer. To bet it I went to my LBS and said, "can you special order me a fork?" Marzocchi pressed in a 1" steerer and sent it to the LBS.

Their web site at the time and a note saying that said that all 80mm forks could be ordered that way. Most of the forks where longer, so there was a limited selection.
 
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