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    frame lug question

    I have an older steel frame thats lugged. its about 17 yrs old. anyway the guy i got it from trimmed the headtube down at the top and bottom maybe 1/4 inch each so the headset was lower. he raced on it for years after. i am building a single speed commuter trainer with it. should i have any worries about the strength etc. its is a high end race frame so it was made well.

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    no, not really as long as it was milled correctly and squarely. i had to do that to one of my old frames when i put a new headset on it and its stack height has taller than the old one so that the threads would engage on the steerer tube

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbskates View Post
    I have an older steel frame thats lugged. its about 17 yrs old. anyway the guy i got it from trimmed the headtube down at the top and bottom maybe 1/4 inch each so the headset was lower. he raced on it for years after. i am building a single speed commuter trainer with it. should i have any worries about the strength etc. its is a high end race frame so it was made well.
    He raced on it "for years after" and you are worried about low speed commuter duty?
    Becareful buying/selling bike parts on-line. I learned the hard way. :(

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