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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 12:55 pm 
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How can I determine what size forks and new headset will suit my (think) '93 Kona Kilauea? Jez reckons it will be a 1"1/8 but the diameter of the stem going into the headset is 1".
Sorry to sound thick - but I am! :lol:


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The best way is to measure the frame . But if stem is 1 , other componenets need to be 1 as well , or you use a shim on the stem .

I have a 1 1/4 ringle stem , with a shim to use it on a 1 1 /8 frame , fork and headset.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 2:56 pm 
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My 93 Explosif and Lava Dome were 1 1/8th. I am 99.9% certain the Kilauea will be as well.

I have a 1 1/8th NOS Impact headset if you are interested. Not the Mk1 that would have come on your bike but the later model 95-97 ish.

I have a Mk1 Impact headset that is 1 1/8th that would need new bearings.


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