Steer Tube Replacement?
Is it possible to replace the steer tube on my Rock Shox? The front shocks were previously installed in an older smaller bike, now I want to put them into a bigger bike of mine but the steer tube doesnt have enough clearence. The tube itself is 6.5" while the neck on my bike is 5.5" and which the bearings I have very little room to work with. Ive thought:
a) Press out the steer tube on my Rock Shox, and fab a new longer one and press that one in or
b) Grind the neck on my bike shorter (not much room to work with, may only gain a 1/4"
I work in a machine shop so either solutions in my mind will work, and I have the tools available. Im just worried about pressing out the steer tube as I dont want to damage the forks in anyway. To get it out the shocks will compress. Should I fully dis-assemble the shocks before attempting (a) ?
Also would cooling the steer tube with dry ice be beneficial before attempting to press it out?