Hej på dej!!
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Utah, USA
Bikes: Ritchey Road Logic, Della Santa Corsa Speciale, Renn DeWitt Custom, da Vinci Joint Venture, Ritchey Comp All-Rounder, Rivendell A. Homer Hilsen, Crescent Professional
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Plug for thick-walled 1" Carbon Road Fork??
I purchased a set of 1" Ritchey WCS Carbon Road forks with carbon steerer.
Nice and light...look to be good construction. I'd sure like to get them
installed on my Ritchey Road Logic frame in place of the steel forks I'm
The carbon forks did not come with a steerer tube plug to allow the headset top
cap to thread into, though they were supposed to. The shop I bought them from
swears up and down that the plug was not in the box when they received it,
though Ritchey reports all forks are shipped from them with plugs. I have
contacted Ritchey several times about getting one from them, but they have
stopped returning my e-mails.
The carbon steerer tube has rather thick walls; I have tried two after-market
plugs designed for 1" steerers, but they were too large in diameter and would
not slide into the steerer. By rough measurement (my micrometer is at home),
the steerer looks to have about a 19mm inner diameter; both of the plugs I
tried were at least 20mm or more.
Do any of you have any ideas about where I could get either a real Ritchey plug
(preferred) or another brand that would work with a steerer tube of 19mm inside
Thanks for your time,