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Old 12-15-09, 09:24 PM   #1
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replace/extend threaded steerer?

I know this has been addressed in BM before but I want to see what the builders have to say...

the situation - new langster has an ugly poorly chromed fork. friend has a beautiful chrome campy fork but the steerer is too short for my 61 cm frame.

is it possible/good idea/worth it to braze a new steerer on to the campy fork? or cut and extend with an interior sleeve and spacer? or will the cost of doing this quickly approach the 125 of a new spicer fork (i.e. what would you charge approximately for this, if you'd even consider doing it?) I'm pretty confident I could do the splice myself for the cheapness, run a pin or two through both for safety. Going this route, would a braze or mig weld be preferrable?

deep down i know i should just quit whining about the ugly finish and ride the damn thing till it breaks, i'm mainly just curious about the possibility. 100+ is a pretty stupid amount to spend purely for aesthetics...
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Possible? Sure, but not without ruining the chrome on the crown area at least. And the price might not be much better than simply buying a 3rd party fork.
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