LF for the accentdeprived
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Budapest, Hungary
I would saw it myself but then I don't trust the local shops at all. Wear a mask (CF dust is said to be pretty gross on health), and go slowly and carefully.
As to height, I'm sure there is no clear-cut rule. They clearly left the steerer that long with the idea that some people might use all that length. The bottom line is your weight and riding style. How much you stand up and hammer, do you drop down curbs, smash into things etc.
I mean, any kind of riding by a 200-pound guy will stress every part 2x as much as the exact same riding done by his 100-pound little sister. Which are you?
(BTW, easy with the stem clamp... they say it's easy to crush a CF steerer)