Basic Headset / Steerer tube question
I've been reading the posts regarding integrated, pressed in and semi-integrated head tubes but I need some help with the Steerer tube length (of the fork). I'm planning on putting together my own bike and this is the one area I'm a little unfamiliar with. When buying a fork I understand I have to get the correct diameter and have the choice of threaded or non threaded, but what is the criteria to use when determining the steerer tube length in order to ensure the handlebar stem fits properly? Will I most likely have to have the fork stem cut? Are there any technical articles somewhere on the web?