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Old 05-13-19, 02:59 PM
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Threaded steerer question

I have a fork that is not original to a frame, and I really need to make this work. With the headset installed, the top lock nut has enough of the steerer threads in it to make me comfortable with the setup (about 3/4 of the nut is threaded onto the steerer). But this bike originally called for center pull brakes which means I need to add the brake cable hanger to the headset. So . . . how much of the top lock nut needs to be threaded onto the steerer to be safe or adequate? Any suggestions, opinions, recommendations are greatly appreciated.
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