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Clamping over chromed steer tube

Old 11-29-17, 07:32 AM
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Originally Posted by bike_galpal View Post
yeah i meant to say "threadless" sorry lol



you're right, i needed 7 inches and it has about 9 but yeah the thread still goes down below the headtube i wish there was a better way to convert to threadless
Now I'm wondering what kind of bike that fork was intended to work on. That's a huge steer tube for a threaded headset system and you can't cut down to size and rethread a chromed steer tube. It had to be designed for a bike that has an enormous head tube.
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Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
Now I'm wondering what kind of bike that fork was intended to work on. That's a huge steer tube for a threaded headset system and you can't cut down to size and rethread a chromed steer tube. It had to be designed for a bike that has an enormous head tube.
yeah i suppose so. guy i bought it from wasn't very tall either, and he DID say it was off a crashed frame.

you understand it has like 2 inches of thread right? so i can still cut it down and chase those threads.
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Old 11-29-17, 04:44 PM
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NB chrome is hard on the threading die,

there may be resistance to threading further, if shop does not want to re sharpen the cutting tool ..
which will be expensive..

often the threaded part was kept above, out of the electroplating bath for that reason..





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