Some help before I make a purchase, please.

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  1. GoreWound

    GoreWound New Member

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    I'm about to order some parts and know full well that I am an idiot.

    So I'm hoping to run my plan past this forum, because people much smarter than me are here.

    So I want to buy one of these two forks.
    http://www.niagaracycle.com/categories/sunlite-deluxe-springer-replica-fork-26-300-x-25-4mm-threaded
    http://www.niagaracycle.com/categor...inger-replica-fork-26-300-x-28-6mm-threadless

    And am not sure which one I need. I think I need the second one?

    Here's my bike, it is a steel-framed Huffy Cranbrook.
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    The second one doesn't list an inside diameter, just says 1 1/8 inches. so I'm not confident enough to pull the trigger. I'm hoping someone here with more experience with this sort of thing can lend me a hand.

    Also, if someone could point me in the right direction for what to do about the headset bearing, I would super-duper appreciate that, never messed with a headset before today taking these pictures. I was thinking I could just re-use the components that are already on the bike, but I'm thinking that might not be possible.

    There is way more planned for this bike, but I don't want to bog down this post with too many different questions.

    Thanks for any help anyone can give me.
     
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  2. GoreWound

    GoreWound New Member

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    A couple more pictures.

    Headtube length
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    Steerer diameter.
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  3. Going2Hell

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    I think you need ( 26", 300 x 28.6mm, Threadless ) and sunlite also makes a threadless adapter kit to replace the bearing races and such. It would be much simpler to stick with a threaded setup but; some of the best parts aren't that generic!

    First make sure it'll fit in the steer-tube - WIDTH WISE... My Huffy Panama Jack had a 1" steer-tube which limited my overall choices. See my PJ build by typing "Paragraphs" into the search-bar, should be in the top 5-results! You'll also see a good reason to not get the cheaper springer forks!
     
  4. Tyler6357

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    You need a threaded fork to use with that steer tube and headset.
     
  5. doomedgame

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    You need a 1 inch fork setup if you go with threaded then you only need the fork.
    If you go threadless then you have to remove the headset and press In a thread less headset for 1 inch you will also need a yoke for a 1 inch steer tube that also fits your handlebars

    I did the threadless
     

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