My situation requires fork with uncut alloy steerer for high handlebar height ala Sheldon:
I have this on 2 aluminum-framed bikes with no problems.
I have a carbon frame on order from China.
It has a nice long head tube (13.5cm on 52cm frame). However, I am wondering belatedly if the carbon headtube can handle the magnified stresses brought about by the long steerer/high handlebars. If it were metal, I'd have no question. But carbon, ???
I assume you guys all work in metal, but I know i can count on you to give me an unbiased, objective opinion, Right?