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Old 06-13-09, 12:11 PM   #1
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Threaded Steerer Tube Length Question

I just bought a new Soma Rush frame (only). It's a 53cm frame (110mm headtube). The headset I am putting in has a 38mm stack height. That gives me a 148mm steerer tube length need. Soma's fork comes in a 140mm steerer tube length or 170mm. Is cutting down a 170mm a good option? Or should I try and space it out the 22 extra mm (0.866 inches)?
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Old 06-13-09, 01:06 PM   #2
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Just get the longer one and cut it down.
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Old 06-13-09, 07:20 PM   #3
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Hello I agree I would get the longer one and cut it, but if it was mine or a good customers frame I might stack/space the headset about 8-10 cm. I do this 1 beacause at some point a taller headset might get used. 2 since you are using a quill stem it gives you an extra 8-10 cm of height. but this is just my humble opinion
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