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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:49 pm 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
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yo. been offered a very cheap carbon frame with the option to also buy a rather expensive fork. being tight i want the frame but not the fork but it is one of these new fangled tapered steerer tubes so the top is 1 1/8, bottom is 1 1/2 and the headset is pretty much hidden in the frame

can i convert my 1 1/8 rebas ro run this set up? i assume i will need a shim to take it up to 1 1/2. is it this simple?


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:51 pm 
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this?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/J-L-1-1-8-to- ... 43b2a9ce10


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:55 pm 
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http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=71609

One of them and an Internal Hope tapered headset would do it.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:26 pm 
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Oh didnt know you could do that. Thought you would need a whole bottom assembly.

If it does require any sorts of headset, dont buy before you have the frame as there are a couple of diameters emerging.


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