Need help finding bikes with 1 1/8 steer tubes

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  1. Geezer

    Geezer Member

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    Please list any steel frame bikes known to have 1 1/8 steering tubes. I recently ordered a pair of springer chopper forks from ChopperUS (still waiting to receive them) and have been looking but a lot of online sources do not provide this info in their discription/specs. I'm looking for steel frames 'cause i'll most likely be raking the front end and don't have access to anyone who can weld alluminum.

    Oh, and preferably beach cruisers but list any as long as they are steel...


    Thanks in advance Guys

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  2. Ibedayank

    Ibedayank New Member

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    most 26 inch frames are 1 1/8 and take a magnet with you when you go looking
     
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    culvercityclassic Well-Known Member

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    Dyno...Dyno...Dyno...search craigslist
     
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    3G bicycles, Sun Bicycles (Revolution CB-26), Firmstrong Urban.

    I think all these companies have aluminum bikes too so read description. Sun bicycles offers a geometry sheet along with specification sheet on their website.
     
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    scotto- Custom 4-Stroke Bike Builder

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    The Felt MP, Chief and Slant among others are steel framed bikes with 1-1/8" steerer tubes. Another good choice to the Dyno. Happy hunting!

    dnut
     
  6. 2door

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    Nirve, all of their bikes have 1-1/8" steer tubes.
    The Switchblade, steel frame, already comes with a slight rake but with a little ingenuity you could take it out further if the chopper look is what you're after.
    Tom
     
  7. fugit

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    oops i thought you meant down tube =P Not head tube sorry...

    but sun still may check the specs and geometry sheet on their web site.
     
  8. Nashville Kat

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    Are you talking outside diameter, or headset size? Are you looking threaded or threadless?

    Most mountain bikes would take a 1 1/8 HEADSET while a cruiser would use a 1 inch headset-

    Most shock forks are usually 1 1/8 steer tubes, but they CAN be found in 1 inch with some looking- I have one on my cruiser frame-
    The other consideration of course is the length of the steer tube and the length of the steer tube on the fork- especially on threaded, this has to match, although a longer fork steer tube can be hacked down if it has enough thread.
     
  9. Geezer

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    thanks for the great input so far, all

    To clarify... I ordered a long tripple tree springer fork that fits 1 1/8 head sets... so, yes I'm definately going for the chopper look :)

    Another thought i had is to just replace the whole 1" tube on something seeing as how i will be raking the front end anyway. Kinda got my eye on that 3G venice...

    love that nirve chopper frame but i got a feeling this things gonna end up being expensive enough as it is... so far i'm thinking 66cc HT, JackShaft to a 5,6 or 7 speed 24" rear wheel w/3.00 badass slick, 26" front wheel w/disc brake, custom fiberglass tank ...

    this bike is only in my minds eye at this point and i'm in no hurry, I'm sure it'll take several months to complete... so keep'm coming
     
  10. fugit

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    I have been using the 3G Isla Vista and the bike is solid! The Venice has a bit more room for motor but I like the Isla so sticking with that but either way the bikes are stylish and solid. I think the bikes I mentioned earlier have the 1 1/8 head tube - 3G being one of them.

    I have been in contact with the owner of 3G and they have a bunch of new colors coming in soon. Here is an email I got from him.

    So wait just a bit on the Venice if you decide to go that way becasue I saw some of the new color choices and they look really good! They are revamping the web site soon also. But call to get info Friday or so :)
     

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