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will integrated forks fit a non integrated frameset?(6 posts)

will integrated forks fit a non integrated frameset?maurizio
Oct 15, 2002 8:03 AM
Will a non integrated frame accept a fork that is designed for integrated headsets?
What's the difference between the two? It appears that the integrated fork is wider at the bottom which leads me to think that the headset cup might rub the fork...
This is not a good idea. It will not work. (nm)onespeed
Oct 15, 2002 8:06 AM
is there such a thing?DougSloan
Oct 15, 2002 10:12 AM
I did not know there are forks "designed for integrated headsets." There are thread and unthreaded, 1 1/8 and 1". That's all (for road bikes), isn't it?

I would think that with a different lower race, which comes with the headset, you can swap the fork out with either type of headtube, integrated or normal unthreaded.

Oct 15, 2002 11:51 AM
From the Colorado Cyclist website:

REYNOLDS Ouzo Pro Integrated Road Fork

Reynolds Integrated fork design features a larger crown platform to accommodate integrated style head
sets. Ouzo Pro Carbon 1 1/8" threadless steerer.
is the difference real?DougSloan
Oct 15, 2002 12:05 PM
Is that a real difference, or pretty much marketing drivel? In other words, will that fork with with both systems, and will other forks with smaller crown platforms work with both systems? I've never heard of this, despite having two bikes with integrated headsets.

I don't think so,TJeanloz
Oct 15, 2002 12:11 PM
I think, but don't know, the difference is cosmetic. Forks with an integrated headset would look a little better with a bigger crown platform- but that doesn't mean you couldn't put a regular crown on. It would look a little goofy, in the same way that using a regular fork on an integrated HS looks a little goofy.