Now lets forget for the moment that the steerer tube may already have been cut too short for the new frame, because we are going 'glass half full' here OK :)
Well the company Hope do a converter for your race to sit on which takes the 1 1/8th crown to a 1 1/2.
However, I discovered a better solution.
First though I need to explain what I have done to the headtube on the bike. This was actually a straight 1 1/8th top and bottom but I converted the bottom to take a future tapered fork !
I used the Cane Creek 40 series converter called EC 44/40.
Now, that's what you get in the pack. headtube race, bearing and crown race.
On one set of 1 1/8th forks I installed the Hope converter and Cane Creek crown race.
When I installed the headtube race it was 3mm proud of the headtube due to the internal space being 9mm and there being 12mm on the cup. I removed it. I took it to a professional called Davie who removed the excess with a high tech machine while I watched in amazement !
He even out a champ-fer on it !
Anyhoo, back to the story. I actually found a better solution when looking for a race for another set of forks I found that Cane Creek do a converter/race in one for the 40 series headsets !
I duly got hold of one and fitted it to the lovely Reba SL forks.
Now we have a set of rigid carbon forks which will allow a 29er wheel, and also the Reba suspension forks in a tapered style to use on the 26er hard tail.
More changes are coming, but lets have some fun on what we have first.