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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:02 pm 
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I think I know the answer to this... but always worth checking.

I bought a set of nice Judy SL's that have around 175mm of steerer tube. The top 30mm is threaded. The frame I am looking to run them on has a very short head tube. The steerer is 1 inch.

Would I be able to cut the steerer below the point of the last threads and run the steerer with an aheadset system?

My gut says yes, but there's a nagging doubt floating around my head that aheadset steerers have to be thicker/stronger somehow...


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:05 pm 
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AFAIK it should be fine, but if a normal star fangled nut is not a good fit in the bore I'd be more concerned.

In fact you should be able to find the sizes somewhere and get it measured, even if just by tape.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:10 pm 
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Will be fine ,the Sfn should fit , if not you could always use a RINGO star


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:34 pm 
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I have one of those Ringo star things and never been able to work out how it was fitted!


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:39 pm 
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I also have a long stem bolt with a internal grip that locks to the bottom of the fork if you are stuck Rich.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:16 pm 
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I've used a Headlok with a Ti bolt in the past; yours will be fine, just as it would if you were extending a short steerer... :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:50 pm 
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SL's with a threaded steerer? I guess there is a heavier replacement Steel steerer on there.
As long as it's not internally butted, which it may be if the SL had a specific 'steel threaded steerer' (I don't think they did) etc...
Get on with it :D


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:01 pm 
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SL had an alloy steerer, quite thick. i have one in the cupboard, its threadless, happy to measure the wall thickness if it gives you peace of mind.


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