Steerer too short
I have sold a frame and bought a replacement. The old frame had a short head tube so the steerer was cut fairly short (170mm). This is too short for the new frame by about 10 to 15mm.
I am happy to sell/swap the fork, and have advertised it here. If someone buys it then great, but I’m preparing myself for the possibility that nobody wants it. Is there a safe way of extending the steerer by 15mm?
I have contacted BBB about their extender, but they will only state that it is not recommended for use on ‘mountain bikes’.
Any help gratefully received.
MarkPosted 4 years agoMarkiMarkMember
Greeble, it is a Canyon frame with 130mm head tube and semi-integral headset taking up about an extra 12mm, leaving just 28mm for the stem clamp. Actually the stem will need a little overlap to have something to pressure against for tightening, call it 30mm clamp needed. Any idea if such a stem exists. I’ve no idea at the moment what length stem I need but guessing around 70mm, and most low stack stems seem to be 40/50mm.Posted 4 years agochief9000Member
A friend of mine once cut off his steerer too short on a new set of forks. He took the two pieces of fork steerer and finished the ends so that the mating faces were almost perfect. Then he took a sleeve with slightly thicker wall thickness, that could almost fit inside the original steerer, but not quite. The next step was to heat the two pieces of original steerer and put the smaller sleeve in some dry ice. The pieces were then assembled. The fork is still working 5 years later.Posted 4 years agotakisawa2Subscriber
The Sunnline stem has a low stack height.
Does the top of the steerer sit below the centerline of the upper stem clamp bolt ?Posted 4 years ago
If so it’s risky, but if not then I’d pop a bit of steerer in the top & get one of the Amoeba headlocks. I’ve run steerers shorter than that & never had a problem.zippykonaSubscriber
Windwave have put new steerers on my marzocchis a few times. Not sure how zocchi steerers differ to others but its worth an ask.Posted 4 years ago
I think a steel steerer was £40 and alu £80.
Ps they weren’t ye olds fashioned bolt in steerers before anyone asks. They were a bloody good idea though.neiloxfordMember
This is a Stem made by Tioga with a 30mm stack height for no money for an OS handlebar 🙂
Its the halfords branded version of a Tioga Task Force Y Stem. The packaging even says made by Tioga. this the branded version http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=11372Posted 4 years ago
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