Looking for a light 1" fork expander.

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Juanmoretime
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My tt bike use a 1" headset. Who makes a lightweight expander in 1"?

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by Bogan

Wouldn't mind an answer to this as well. I am rebuilding an older bike with a 1" fork.
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I've been searching for ages and still haven't found anything decent...
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I believe J&L make an expander for a 1" fork as well.

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I did find the J & L expander on EBay. ordered!

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Glad I could help!

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Any reviews on the J&L expanders?
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Wingnut wrote:Any reviews on the J&L expanders?

I don't have experience with the expander, but all the other J&L products I have ordered have been good.
I ordered from this seller; fast shipping (to USA) and a very nice guy: J&L 1" expander.

There are a bunch of FSA on eBay, but I don't know the weight: FSA 1" expander.

Finally, this one by Ti Cycles looks very sturdy, but heavy at claimed 45g. The bolt could be replaced of course: Ti Cycles 1" expander.
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A little something showed up today from China. I won't be installling until next week but will give some feedback. The expander does seem pretty well made.
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Wingnut wrote:Any reviews on the J&L expanders?


they work as well as the Extralite ones that they copy. no complaints.

i have one in the IndyFab bike. i have a lighter EE Cycle top cap in the Parlee and AX Vial Evo D.
- AX Lightness Vial EVO D + DA9150 + Enve SES 4.5 carbon hubs
- Parlee Altum + DA9150 + Enve SES 4.5 carbon hubs
- Parlee ESX + DA9150 + THM SRM PM + Enve SES 6.7 CK hubs
- Guru Praemio R Titanium + DA9150 + Enve 3.4 CK hubs

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I just ordered one for my Merlin Extralight...
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Can anyone recommend a light stem cap in 1"?
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Juanmoretime wrote:Image

A little something showed up today from China. I won't be installling until next week but will give some feedback. The expander does seem pretty well made.


I've installed mine...not too impressed so far, I had to really tighten mine to stop it spinning. I wouldn't be surprised if I see that sharp edge has marked or dug into my steerer either... :(
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I bought a 1 1/8" J&L for my Colnago C59 and it was too large for the fork.

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