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Casseroll Single Steerer Tube Length

Old 07-06-10, 06:50 PM
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Casseroll Single Steerer Tube Length

Hi everyone, first time poster. Any Salsa Casseroll riders here?

If so, I have a question. On a stock complete Casseroll bike, how long is the steerer tube? I know some brands keep the same tube length for different sizes and just use more spacers. I'm specifically looking at the 49cm or 51cm sizes. Anyone have one of these and know how long the steerer tube is or how many millimeters in spacers you got?
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are you talking about the head tube? or the fork steerer?
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The bike comes with the steerer tube uncut. I have a 49cm and have 35mm of spacers.
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What girona10 said.
I cut mine fairly low.
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Originally Posted by girona10
The bike comes with the steerer tube uncut. I have a 49cm and have 35mm of spacers.
This is on a complete pre-assembled bike?
Thanks, that's what I'm looking for! I am torn between the 49 and 51 size and if I have a bit of steerer tube to play with, that would be great. I am 5'5" which is inbetween those sizes. BTW, how tall are you, and how do you like the fit of the 49?
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I built mine up.
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Originally Posted by cackalacka
This is on a complete pre-assembled bike?
Thanks, that's what I'm looking for! I am torn between the 49 and 51 size and if I have a bit of steerer tube to play with, that would be great. I am 5'5" which is inbetween those sizes. BTW, how tall are you, and how do you like the fit of the 49?
I'm 5' 7" and the 49cm is perfect. These bikes come big in the top tube measurement so make
sure you look at this before you decide.
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I think they say to add 3 cm to the measurement to convert it to standard sizing (or something silly like that). I am 5'9" and ride a 51cm. My other bikes are 54cm.
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Thanks guys. I had e-mailed Salsa earlier and just got a confirmation that all of the bikes come with an uncut steerer tube @ 330mm length. I am aware of the weirdness in their sizing. My road bike size is 53cm so I may go up to the 51. I like a more upright position and the taller head tube would mean less spacers. I don't ride the drops that much so I may even swap out the handlebar for something different. Decisions, decisions...
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Originally Posted by cackalacka
My road bike size is 53cm so I may go up to the 51. I like a more upright position and the taller head tube would mean less spacers. I don't ride the drops that much so I may even swap out the handlebar for something different. Decisions, decisions...
The Casseroll is one of the most comfortable bikes I own. The taller head tube gives a more upright
position. I would give the handlebars a try before I replace it. It's has a shallow drop and I feel pretty
comfortable riding on the drops.
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Well, I just got an e-mail from Speedgoat saying that they are "required" to cut down the steerer to allow only a 25mm spacer stack. I would assume that other places do this too when they assemble the bike. Bummer...
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Originally Posted by cackalacka
Well, I just got an e-mail from Speedgoat saying that they are "required" to cut down the steerer to allow only a 25mm spacer stack. I would assume that other places do this too when they assemble the bike. Bummer...
Is this a safety issue? I told my dealer to allow for 35mm of spacers and they did it. I just want to make sure I'm riding a safe bike.
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Eff that noise. Buy it local so you can get it uncut.
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I may have to do that. Hard to beat 40% off though. And FYI girona, here is Salsa's e-mail to me about steerer length:

"The bikes and frame s come with an uncut steerer in 330mm length. The beauty of steel is that you can run the steerer tube that length and have no worries.

Eric
Salsa Cycles"

So I'd say you have nothing to be concerned about... One of them mentioned that he runs his Casseroll with "LOTS of stack spacers"
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