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Old 10-23-16, 12:13 PM
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Originally Posted by HillRider View Post
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.
There's no reason, though there's also no reason to bond a split adapter in the first place. I only mentioned bonding in the context of using a liner that isn't split. (followed immediately, by saying I wouldn't do it that way)

Once you split the liner, the wedge will do the job of holding both it and the stem in place.
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