- Soul question – how much steerer should I leave?
Just treated myself to a nice new Reba 120mm fork for my small Soul, and I’m hovering over it with some pipe cutters.Posted 4 years ago
While I don’t particularly like having too many spacers above the stem, if I want to leave myself the option of transferring it later to another frame later, or even selling it on, what kind of length should I leave?OnzadogSubscriber
If you’re on a small, I’d suggest not bothering about resale until it happens. Cut to what you need and maybe there will or maybe there won’t be a buyer when/if the time comes.
Leaving 200mm on a small will look daft and could give you a right nasty poke in the nuts or ribs during an off.
Bit like house buying. Are you buying it as a home to leave in or an “investment”? I suggest your forks are for living in.Posted 4 years agochipMember
Bar height is a preference and stem height depends on bars.
On my five I have a 10mm spacer above and below my stem.
The stem is a 75mm +6 degree stem which is turned upside down so my bar height is actually 2mm lower than it would be with stem the right way up and slammed with no spacers.
This way I get to keep an extra 20mm of steerer incase I swop bikes or sell it.Posted 4 years ago
Here’s a handy stem calculator.
I used to subscribe to 200mm myself, but recently have revised down due to shorter head tubes and lower stack heights . The other points are all good too, do you own the fork for your pleasure or for the protection of an investment? I say make it fit, enjoy it and forget about resale.Posted 4 years ago
Naturally, I’m going to be playing around with spacers etc to start with. Currently It’s got a 100mm fork with a 200mm steerer on it, a 65mm 6 degree rise stem which gives about 20mm of spacers under the stem and 30 above, but that does look a bit odd.
I guess the question was whether I’m going to make the fork potentially unusable on many other frames if I cut to 190 or so.Posted 4 years ago
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