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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:33 pm 
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Probably old news to some of you but today I found out how to run a tapered steerers in a straight head tube.
Good new as modern straight steerer forks are becoming hard to find.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:18 pm 
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RobMac wrote:
Probably old news to some of you but today I found out how to run a tapered steerers in a straight head tube.
Good new as modern straight steerer forks are becoming hard to find.


Love to learn how please.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:43 pm 
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Bullpup wrote:
RobMac wrote:
Probably old news to some of you but today I found out how to run a tapered steerers in a straight head tube.
Good new as modern straight steerer forks are becoming hard to find.


Love to learn how please.


Pretty sure I used a Hope external lower headset cup to run a tapered steerer in a STRAIGHT headtube few years ago. BUT the head tube has to be a certain diameter I think. It's all a bit of a minefield tbh.

Funnily enough, I'm now running a straight steerer in a TAPERED head tube using a headset reducer race :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:20 pm 
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RobMac wrote:
Probably old news to some of you but today I found out how to run a tapered steerers in a straight head tube.
Good new as modern straight steerer forks are becoming hard to find.

I'm gonna try this out on a couple of builds, Santacruz Bullet and a Specialized Enduro Pro, 160mm and 150mm travel forks respectively.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:11 pm 
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Bullpup wrote:
RobMac wrote:
Probably old news to some of you but today I found out how to run a tapered steerers in a straight head tube.
Good new as modern straight steerer forks are becoming hard to find.


Love to learn how please.


Hope EC44
Cane Creek EC44
Superstar Taper Tech 44
All lower headsets only.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:27 am 
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Yeah, some 1"1/8 headtube can be adapted with the external lower race.
But some can't, like my Inbred 29er :roll:
If it'll take 44mm internal/integrated headset then should be ok.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:16 pm 
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I'm in the Vic right now waiting to get my timing redone :facepalm:
BTW if this all goes pear shaped Keith's to get nothing.
:mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:21 pm 
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RobMac wrote:
I'm in the Vic right now waiting to get my timing redone :facepalm:
BTW if this all goes pear shaped Keith's to get nothing.
:mrgreen:


Jeez, he sold ye all his crap, why wid he want any of it back? :roll:


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:07 pm 
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old_coyote_pedaller wrote:
RobMac wrote:
I'm in the Vic right now waiting to get my timing redone :facepalm:
BTW if this all goes pear shaped Keith's to get nothing.
:mrgreen:


Jeez, he sold ye all his crap, why wid he want any of it back? :roll:

That's a point :lol:
Anyway I'm still alive, yippee.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:53 pm 
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RobMac wrote:
old_coyote_pedaller wrote:
RobMac wrote:
I'm in the Vic right now waiting to get my timing redone :facepalm:
BTW if this all goes pear shaped Keith's to get nothing.
:mrgreen:


Jeez, he sold ye all his crap, why wid he want any of it back? :roll:

That's a point :lol:
Anyway I'm still alive, yippee.


That's good news 8) , especially for Keith, you are such a valued mug, er customer. A targetted for sale thread being typed oot shortly I'd assume.


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