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    Anyone fit a tapered fork into a straight HT, on a Camber or similar?

    I've thought of upgrading my fork, but my 2012 Camber 29 has a straight 1 1/8 head tube, and the idea of spending a lot of money that won't really work on any modern frames leaves me a little cold.

    I've seen here and there that Cane Creek offers a headset combination that could possibly allow for the use of a tapered fork in a straight tube like mine, by putting the lower cup on the outside of the frame.

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    Has anyone done it? On a Camber or similar bike? I know older Enduros and Stumpies are still running.

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    By tapered, I take it you mean a fork that goes from 1 1/8 to 1 1/4 or 1 1/2.
    These 2 sizes are already bigger than your 1 1/8 head tube so the fork can not fit. The tapered headsets allow a fork that is tapered to fit into a larger hear tube.

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    Ummm...no
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    The 2012 Camber should have a tapered steer tube. The lower cup might be 1 1/8 but that can be changed.

    M5 hydroformed tubing, 29" geometry, tapered HT, PF30 BB, Command Post routing, 142mm dropouts, sealed cartridge bearing pivots, replaceable derailleur hanger, bolt-on cable guides, 110mm travel

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    The base model 2012 Camber 29 uses the 2011 frame, and is M4, and a straight headtube. I wish I had known the difference at the time, but here we are.

    2012 Specialized Camber 29 | Mountain Bike Components and Reviews

    Anyway, I'm not an idiot, but I found this article, and wanted to know if it actually existed or was just some nonsense. It was a while back and yes is probably too good to be true, but it didn't hurt to ask.

    New Cane Creek Headset System Allows Tapered Steerer Forks on Straight 1-1/8? Headtubes

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    Didn't think they would do that. I figured most stuff that new would have it. I just went to the archives and figured they'd all be the same. If your planning on keeping it just get another 1 1/8. A lot cheaper than new frame.

    Also, might consider dropping BB or Motion control damper in.

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    Any excuse to look for a new bike...

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    I edited my post above and suggested dropping BB or Motion control damper in. But I understand you "excuse" Ha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Quint View Post
    I've thought of upgrading my fork, but my 2012 Camber 29 has a straight 1 1/8 head tube, and the idea of spending a lot of money that won't really work on any modern frames leaves me a little cold.
    You bought a base model bike, why not just save your money and get a nice straight tube and not have to buy the more expensive fork, headset and thru axle hub front wheel?
    Wait,who did he tell you that?....

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    Anyone fit a tapered fork into a straight HT, on a Camber or similar?

    Quote Originally Posted by JMac47 View Post
    You bought a base model bike, why not just save your money and get a nice straight tube and not have to buy the more expensive fork, headset and thru axle hub front wheel?
    To make it stiffer, and to be able to use the fork on a future frame. I already have convertible hub wheels. But either way, I wasn't asking for advice, I was asking if anyone had seen or done this in the wild. It looks like no one has, which I suspected.

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    Lots of people have, just get a lower cup. It's that easy. Have you asked your LBS?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    Lots of people have, just get a lower cup. It's that easy. Have you asked your LBS?
    I haven't yet. He's a great guy, but doesn't always know all the things I need to know. Checking with the hivemind.

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    Ask him to look these up in his Quality catalogue, and find the right one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Quint View Post
    But either way, I wasn't asking for advice, I was asking if anyone had seen or done this in the wild. It looks like no one has, which I suspected.
    Well allrighty then. This is the backseat quarterback Interwebz. Sounds like you have it figured and the pieces are there, you should just go for it.
    Wait,who did he tell you that?....

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