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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 03-15-09, 09:57 PM   #1
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Steerer Tube

Hey guys. I'm building a fixie on a budget. I am looking at carbon fiber forks, i find some good brands out there but the steerer tube has already been cut. The fork will go on a merc killo TT.

Is there like an avg height that the steerer is cut, or is it simply up to the individual. Any help will be great, and yes, i did use the search button. Thanks again in advance for your guys help
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Old 03-15-09, 10:07 PM   #2
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keep in mind you're going to need a fork with 1" steer tube. and usually people will cut the fork so that it fits them and their frame. some intentionally leave a bit of extra steer tube in case they want to sell the fork later. first, you're going to have to make sure that the steer tube is long enough for your frame. second, keep in mind a short steer tube will have some limitations in terms of how easy it is to adjust stem height.
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thanks, i didnt realize that i needed a 1 inch, the one i was looking at was 1 1/8, i'm glad i asked before i purchased anything
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