Join Date: Feb 2006
Bikes: 1985 Ross Signature 294S, 2001 LeMond Zurich, 2001 & 2006 LeMond Poprads, and a bunch of 1980s and 1990s MTBs.
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It's a 1-1/8" steerer, so there should just be one standard, right? It turns out the problem was with the race (whew). I took the fork to my LBS, they slipped on a couple of other 1-1/8" races, and there was plenty of interference in the fit. The LBS mechanic surmised the Ritchey race slips all the way on because the race is aluminum, but I don't see why that should make any difference. I measured the race ID with my calipers and it was 30mm, as it should be. Weird. Anyway, I found another race that matches the Ritchey race pretty closely and fits the steerer just fine. Thanks for the comments.