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    Bicyclejuju
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    1.5 head tube frame can I use a tapered fork?

    I have an intense 6.6 with a 1.5 head tube. I am wondering if I can use a fork with a tapered steerer tube. I have a complete 1.5 headset and another that reduces down to 1 1/8. Can I just use the lower 1.5 cup with the upper reducer cup part of the other headset? Or do I have to have a frame that has a tapered headtube?
    Any info is greatly appreciated!!!

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    I would ask Cane Creek, they have some innovative headsets.

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    I have the 1.5 cane creek 110 model complete headset and the FSA orbit Z 1.5 headset that reduces to 1 1/8. I think I can just use the correct half of each one? I'll call cane creek or FSA tomorrow I guess

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    mhmmm

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    Yes, there are several options and companies that make headsets for this very setup. Cane Creek allows you to buy cups individually.

    http://www.canecreek.com/component-headsets

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    okay, can I bring this one back from the dead and maybe get a definitive answer? I think you got the right idea and I think b-kul is agreeing. Can someone confirm this for me please? I want to use the bottom of this headset along with a tapered 180 mm Fox float in my Canfield with a straight 1.5 head tube. I've already got that 1 1/8 of an inch top.

    Technical Description: EC49/38.1/H16/x|EC49/40 /H12/x
    Top Type: EC - External Cup
    Top Head Tube Inside Dia.: 49.61mm
    Stem Clamp Dia.: 38.1mm
    Top Stack Height: 16mm
    Top Bearing Type: Top-quality, sealed stainless steel bearings
    Bottom Type: EC - External Cup
    Bottom Head Tube Inside Dia.: 49.61mm
    Crown Race Seat Dia.: 39.79mm
    Crown Race Type: Aluminum, Dual-Seal
    Bottom Stack Height: 12mm
    Bottom Bearing Type: Top-quality, sealed stainless steel bearings
    Material: 7075
    Weight: 169.82g

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christina L View Post
    okay, can I bring this one back from the dead and maybe get a definitive answer? I think you got the right idea and I think b-kul is agreeing. Can someone confirm this for me please? I want to use the bottom of this headset along with a tapered 180 mm Fox float in my Canfield with a straight 1.5 head tube. I've already got that 1 1/8 of an inch top.

    Technical Description: EC49/38.1/H16/x|EC49/40 /H12/x
    Top Type: EC - External Cup
    Top Head Tube Inside Dia.: 49.61mm
    Stem Clamp Dia.: 38.1mm
    Top Stack Height: 16mm
    Top Bearing Type: Top-quality, sealed stainless steel bearings
    Bottom Type: EC - External Cup
    Bottom Head Tube Inside Dia.: 49.61mm
    Crown Race Seat Dia.: 39.79mm
    Crown Race Type: Aluminum, Dual-Seal
    Bottom Stack Height: 12mm
    Bottom Bearing Type: Top-quality, sealed stainless steel bearings
    Material: 7075
    Weight: 169.82g
    If the ID of your head tube is 49.6mm, yes, it will work.
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