replace/extend threaded steerer?
I know this has been addressed in BM before but I want to see what the builders have to say...
the situation - new langster has an ugly poorly chromed fork. friend has a beautiful chrome campy fork but the steerer is too short for my 61 cm frame.
is it possible/good idea/worth it to braze a new steerer on to the campy fork? or cut and extend with an interior sleeve and spacer? or will the cost of doing this quickly approach the 125 of a new spicer fork (i.e. what would you charge approximately for this, if you'd even consider doing it?) I'm pretty confident I could do the splice myself for the cheapness, run a pin or two through both for safety. Going this route, would a braze or mig weld be preferrable?
deep down i know i should just quit whining about the ugly finish and ride the damn thing till it breaks, i'm mainly just curious about the possibility. 100+ is a pretty stupid amount to spend purely for aesthetics...
Possible? Sure, but not without ruining the chrome on the crown area at least. And the price might not be much better than simply buying a 3rd party fork.