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Old 10-08-11, 01:08 PM
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Old manitou three steer tube short

Hello Folks,
I just got an old suspension manitou three that I resusited, I bought some sprigs to replace the non-selling elastomers.
My problem is that the steer tube (threadless) is too short, I just need about 3/4 of an inch to reach the top of the steam, in other words, the steam only grabs half of the tube.
My thinking is that I could make an inner thread on the tube, then grab another pipe with the same diameter, internal and outside and make a kind of 3/4 bushing with a male thread so I can screw it in, I can make a thred at least 2 inches long so it gets support.
I am not sure if I explain myself well enough. I would like to know if this is a good idea or it's better to replace the whole tube for the correct size..???
I did a little drawing to help a little bit, I am not to good at drawing as you can see.

Or if you guys have a better recommendation.
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