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Old 10-22-16, 07:38 AM
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Originally Posted by FBinNY View Post
It's exactly the same thing as a standard 1" fork steerer tube. You might find a piece long enough by chopping it off a crashed fork.

You'll need a piece about 3-5" long, depending on how deep the stem will go.

Once you have the raw material, you can approach the job a few ways. You can bond or sweat the tube into your fork, though I probably wouldn't.
Why not bond or sweat the steerer section to the stem's quill instead. Cut it to fit the length of the quill, split at the bottom to allow the expander to spread it against the fork's steerer and epoxy it to the quill. That way you don't damage the bike's fork and you should be able to remove the stem when needed.
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