I'm building a resto-mod Alpinestars Al-mega with disc brakes, 1x9 and Marzocchi Bombers. The frame is 1 1/4" and the Bombers are 1 1/8" A-head. Is there an off the shelf solution that doesn't use a shim to make an 1 1/8" headset fit the frame?
It turns out my frame was already sleeved down to 1 1/8" so the Junior T's fitted OK. I cleaned them up and put some 7.5W oil in. They work OK but I only get about 50mm travel. The online info says to fill to 90mm from the top when fully compressed which I've done so am guessing the springs...
Does anyone recognise the front end and chainset on this Al-mega? Before everyone tells me, I know the head-stock has been modified. Apparently it was to stop it cracking when it was used for dual slalom.