Tapered Steerer Fit

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  • marshyrob
    Member

    Hi

    Ive read somewhere that you can get adapters to fit a tapered steerer into a 1-1/8″ straight headtubes (Tapered part stays out of the headtube). I also read that they are only for certain frames.

    Anyone know of the Santa Cruz Heckler is a frame that can use these adapters?

    Cheers

    Premier Icon wwaswas
    Subscriber

    Tapered part stays out of the headtube 😯

    you’d have about 6cm of steerer sticking out the headtube on my forks!

    marshyrob
    Member

    Well im not sure of the full set up and how it all works but its possible according to what i read. Cane Creek headset i think. Maybe its not the tapered part as i think thats fits but it wont fit with the bearings.

    Premier Icon jasonm945
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    I think the head tube needs to have an ID of 44mm or more, so if the frame takes a normal 1 1/8th lower then you cannot fit tapered steerers. Of course someone may be along to correct me…

    Jay

    Premier Icon sillyoldman
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    Sorry, but you need a 44mm headtube originally designed for an internal headset. With a standard 1 1/8″ headtube designed for external cups, you can only run a straight 1 1/8″ steerer.

    marshyrob
    Member

    thanks guys, should have known it wouldn’t work, too good to be true! Ill keep looking for some straight steerer forks in the spec. Really should get the new Heckler frame with taper!!

    clubber
    Member

    Pah. Amateurs

    Get one of these

    Apply to bottom of head tube until tapered steerer fits

    Job done

    (Legal caveat – This may or may not work. Head tubes can do down as well as up)

    marshyrob
    Member

    ha ha love the idea…but i doubt ill be trying that!

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    I love the fact that someone’s given their hammer a name.

    clubber
    Member

    Have a look at where the pic is from! World Champs!

    bigyinn
    Member

    wwaswas – Member

    I love the fact that someone’s given their hammer a name.
    Its so you know who to hit with it, in this case Mr Tumble / Justin Fletcher.

    clubber
    Member

    Yep, young kids here too…

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