Mountain Biking - 19cm steerer tube, 15cm head tube?
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01-08-09, 03:29 PM
I recently got a sweet deal on a Marzocchi Dirt Jumper 3 fork, took it home and measured the steerer tube. It is 19cm, while the headtube on my frame is 15cm. After installing a headset, will I still be able to fit a stem on this beast?
Standard 1⅛" or onepointfive?
01-08-09, 05:03 PM
old school 1" headset most likely, adheadset 1 1/8" most likely not
01-08-09, 06:41 PM
It's 1 1/8" threadless. I guess it all depends on the stack height of my stem too. I hope I'm not screwed.
Your options are slim and you may spend more than you saved getting around it, if it winds up being possible at all.
Thinnest solution I can think of is a Sunline direct-mount stem for the 888, which actually has a single pinch-bolt for the steerer - - and a stack height of only 14mm - - in combination with an Azonic Head-Lock thru-bolt setup - - but I am in no way recommending this.
01-09-09, 10:11 AM
Your average stem is 35-40mm high on the steerer, and the HS stack height is what, 30mm? Your steerer tube is ~1" too short. The cheapest way to fix this problem is to get a steerer extension. You might be able to get something like this (http://www.ebikestop.com/pyramid_quill_stem_riser__extender_254mm_dia-57659.php) to work, but I can't say I'd want to run one on my bike.
Personally, I would sell the fork to somebody with a shorter head tube and get something that will actually work for you...
01-09-09, 01:14 PM
Yea I'm leaning toward just selling it. Thank you all for the great responses!
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