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steerer spacers.

elderoneelderone Posts: 1,410
edited September 2013 in Workshop
Hi,Im building a winter project and I put my forks in from my other bike and the steerer tube has a bit left over with my spacers fitted.The head stock is smaller on winter bike.
What I want to know is, is it ok to add 15mm more spacers to reach the top of the tube(as I don't want to cut my fork down).
Also will it still be safe and handle the same with the extra spacers in.
THanks.
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  • rrsodlrrsodl Posts: 486
    How much have you already got? Is it metal steerer?

    For carbon fibre you shouldn't exceed 35mm - 40mm on some specialised forks.

    For metal steerer it's a little bit more.
  • elderoneelderone Posts: 1,410
    It,s a carbon fork with alloy steerer.On the other bike it had 40mm of spacers.So that,s 55mm needed to get same height as other bike.
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  • g00seg00se Posts: 2,221
    You can put the spare spacers on TOP of the stem to save cutting down the steerer.
  • maddog 2maddog 2 Posts: 8,114
    what goose said.
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  • diamonddogdiamonddog Posts: 3,420
    g00se wrote:
    You can put the spare spacers on TOP of the stem to save cutting down the steerer.

    ^^ This worked for me.
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