Re: 2nd build, a few questions (fork especially)
Hey the extended tube does sound like a pretty good idea-
but I'm still thinking that the steer tube on the frame itself might not accommodate the larger (or smaller) races at the non standard end- I can't say for certain, but I think the frame tubes are actually different diameters- maybe the bearing would fit on the lower races- but I have doubts- at any rate- you'd need to have two halves of two different sized headsets-
and then how to join the tubes- braze or weld them, or drive bolts through, or both?
good luck- I just finally ordered the 1 inch suspension fork - it says it has 8 inch steer tube with 4 inches threaded- which will mean I'll have to hacksaw it down to six inches- which is done often in bikeshops-
I'll let you know how it goes.