Steering tube limit....

sopworth Posts: 191
edited July 2014 in Workshop
Ok, once a steering tube has been cut and comes up short for a new rider, how much can I accept of the top lip of stem to go over the top steering tube before it's considered not safe? 3,4,5 mm? None at all?
It would be on a carbon steering tube.


  • dnwhite88
    dnwhite88 Posts: 285
    None, you should really keep one spacer above so you aren't clamping at the very end of the steerer.
    "It never gets easier, you just go faster"
  • Matthewfalle
    Matthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Nah - so long as all bolts are clamping onto the steerer it'll be fine: a couple of mil of stem over the top of the steerer will be fine.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.