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    The old and the new, I have a few questions...

    I just bought a brand new 09 kona stinky frame, and i currently have an 04 junior T. They made the headtube on the new stinky a lot bigger so the steertube is way too small. I was wondering what i should do (hopefully i dont need a new fork...cause i have no money left ) are there convertion kits that will allow me to run the fork, or could i possibly buy new crowns with a larger steertube? Thanks for the help guys.
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    Looks like the new tube is 1.5 and the old is 1.25inches in diameter. I'm not a 100% sure on this since I don't have experience with konas, but if thats the case then yes you can convert it to correctly fit the fork. You'll need a 1.5 to 1.25 reducer headset

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    yep. what he said
    you need a 1.5 to 1.125 reducer headset, looks like the headset you have in there right now is for a 1.5 steer tube

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    Alright, thanks alot guys, would this one be good? http://www.amazon.com/FSA-Orbit-Redu.../dp/B0028NAF8O

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    that'll work.. just make sure you have enough steer tube length left, to accommodate the stack height of the new headset.
    If the steer tube ends up being too short, your other option is to run a zero stack reducer headset, like the FSA Orbit Z 1.5r

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    ALright sweet, thanks alot man.

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    nah son you need a 1.5 to 1 and an eighth reducer son

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    Quote Originally Posted by themarsvolta55
    nah son you need a 1.5 to 1 and an eighth reducer son

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    did you get lost on your way to 4chan?

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    go to LBS and have them help you out
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