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Old 05-02-03, 04:54 PM   #1
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how far does the steerer need to go into the stem?

how far does the steerer tube need to go into the stem. i am looking at purchasing a jr t, but the steerer is only .25 inches longer then mine and im afraid i will not be able to put the titec blockhead on because the topcap bolt wont reach the starnut as on my current fork. i was thinking i could use a headlock type device and not have to worry about that, but then i realized that the steerer might not be far enough into the stem.

what do you think?

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The top of the tube should be about 3 or 4 mm from the top of the stem. Just low enough so the cap will fit but high enough to get a good clamp from the stem.

I have run steerer tubes that only went half way into the stem but it is unnerving.

If the tube is a bit too long just go get some spacers from your LBS to get it right. If it is too short you can remove any spacers that are there.

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yea, if anything, it will be too short even without spacers.
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It is possible to get a new tube put on the forks and if you are getting a sweet deal it might be the way to go.

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I recently bought a used fork. With no spacers installed, my steerer tube is about 6 mm to short with the stem mounted on it from being flush with the top of the stem.

Is this OK???
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I recently bought a used fork. With no spacers installed, my steerer tube is about 6 mm to short with the stem mounted on it from being flush with the top of the stem.

Is this OK???
it will work.

3mm is ideal, 6mm will work just fine.
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how far does the steerer tube need to go into the stem. i am looking at purchasing a jr t, but the steerer is only .25 inches longer then mine and im afraid i will not be able to put the titec blockhead on because the topcap bolt wont reach the starnut as on my current fork. i was thinking i could use a headlock type device and not have to worry about that, but then i realized that the steerer might not be far enough into the stem.

what do you think?

thanks
Don't know the stack height on that stem, but maybe you could buy a stem with a lower stack height?
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