1-1/8" fork

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  1. Joe

    Joe Guest

    Why did bike manuf. go with 1-1/8" forks, why not 1.5" ? Thanks
     
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  2. Ari

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    "ari" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > Because you can make more money in frame/part upgrades by going to 1-1/8 first and then 1.5"
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    > The current trend I hate is oversized stems/handlebars. This stuff both costs more and weighs more
    > than the common 1-1/8.

    I meant to say the current standard (26.2mm?)

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    > "Joe" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > > Why did bike manuf. go with 1-1/8" forks, why not 1.5" ? Thanks
     
  3. Maxhr-<< Why did bike manuf. go with 1-1/8" forks, why not 1.5" ?

    Great question, when MTBs were wallowing around with 1, 1 1/8, 1 1/4, why not
    1.5 inch??

    Peter Chisholm Vecchio's Bicicletteria 1833 Pearl St. Boulder, CO, 80302
    (2)440-3535 http://www.vecchios.com "Ruote convenzionali costruite eccezionalmente bene"
     
  4. In article <[email protected]>, [email protected] (Qui si parla
    Campagnolo) wrote:

    > Maxhr-<< Why did bike manuf. go with 1-1/8" forks, why not 1.5" ?
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    > Great question, when MTBs were wallowing around with 1, 1 1/8, 1 1/4, why not
    > 1.5 inch??

    Peter's being sarcastic. He knows the horrible truth:

    http://www.onepointfivestandard.com/

    Very informative site. The worst part is that the new standard probably is justifiable given the
    ludicrous loads long-travel forks and big hits put through the headset. It's like a bottom bracket
    with a 3-foot lever on it.

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    Ryan Cousineau, [email protected] http://www.sfu.ca/~rcousine President, Fabrizio Mazzoleni Fan Club
     
  5. A Muzi

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    "Joe" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:2bf062d5.030[email protected]...
    > Why did bike manuf. go with 1-1/8" forks, why not 1.5" ?

    There are 1-1/4" forks already which is pretty big. It is just overkill for a bicycle. The larger
    size is used on tandems.

    More directly to your question, no particular reason. Steerers have been one inch, 25mm, 1-1/8,
    1-1/4 and a few dare-to-be-dfferent other diameters. If you feel there is a market, by all means
    make some and see if they sell. Chalo can be your test rider to seeif they are strong enough!

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    Andrew Muzi http://www.yellowjersey.org Open every day since 1 April 1971
     
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