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June 22, 2018, 12:54 a.m. -  fartymarty

Andrew - Thanks for another great article.  Lets hope the powers that be take note. This is something I am going to have to deal with when I rebuild by Keewee Cromo 8 which is currently hanging in my garage in a temporarily retired state.  The plan is to refurbish and rebuilt it when (and maybe if) my daughters get old enough to ride DH.  I did get a quote to have the headtube replaced with a 1.5" HT and it wasn't silly money (£150 from memory) however getting a fork that fits the Cromo King headset I already have pressed in would be a far better option. Your options for the forks are good however I think they could be even easier.  Why not just produce a 1 1/8" CSU (in the current fork width) with a 35mm diameter stanction.  Then you would buy the tapered ST fork and a 1 1/8" CSU and get them swapped over.  This is going to cost more but in the grand scheme of things I would happily pay over the top to keep an old bike running.  Plus it would make it very easy for the fork manufacturer.  The 1 1/8" would be on a long lead time so shops / suppliers don't need to keep stock - just order from the manufacturer as and when needed. I know Mojo were previously doing this with Fox forks but an not sure if this will continue as they aren't the Fox supplier in UK any more.

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