Any news on the quest for a 1 1/8 to 1 1/4 disc fork? I have a Giant Defy frame that I'd love to discify by swapping out the fork (I recently heard that disc front, caliper back is called a 'mullet'
). But the Defy frame happens to be 1 1/4 at the bottom... and disc forks that size seem hard to come by.
Before the Defy frame arrived I thought it would be 1 1/2 at the bottom (thought it would be a Giant OverDrive 2 headtube, turns out it was a OverDrive 1), and already ordered a disc fork (the one from this frame: http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product ... 23417.html
) with that sizing. The fork looks great and is very light, am very bummed that I won't be able to use it with the Defy frame. No way I can make it work somehow? I know that there are conversion headsets that allow to use a tapered fork with a straight 1 1/8 headtube (by putting the headset below the headtube), does something like that also exist for the 1 1/4 headtube with 1 1/2 steerer combination? Or (and I am aware that this might sound idiotic) since I noticed that there was some space left between the 1 1/2 steerer and the 1 1/4 headtube - are there maybe thinner bearings that I can use to make it work? E.g. 3.5mm instead of 7mm thick? I am aware that this might make the bearings rather fragile.
Grateful for any insight on this! Would be annoyed if I had to send back this pretty fork!