There were some available on eBay a while ago for shockingly little money, keep hoping they'll be back sometime!
If you find a link, even a dead one post it up please. The Russians can supply them very cost effectively apparently and they are lathed down by Burls ( hopefully ) to the final exact spec.
I am waiting for a digital Vernier Caliper to be delivered so I can give Burl's the specs on the Manitou versions. Justin Burl needs those dimensions for Rockshox, Marzocchi, Pace and others. Pace has run out of many steerer types now. The eBay seller has also run out of 1 in Ti steerers which should be popular with us Retro types
Fork / Steerer dimensions
Fork Standard Stem-Clamp Diameter (nominal) Crown-Race Seat Diameter (nominal)
1" ISO 25.4 mm 26.43 mm
1" JIS 25.4 mm 27.03 mm
1⅛" 28.6 mm 30.015 mm
1¼" 31.8 mm 33.0 mm
1.5" 38.1 mm 39.76 mm
We need make of fork, max steerer length needed (220mm ? ), how much steerer is contained within the fork crown ( press fit/cryo fit ), steerer exact widths including distance to where the crown race taper starts and its exact max width. There may be other dimensions. Its hoped there will be lots of standardisation but we will have to see.
Maybe RB peeps prefer the hit and mis of the steerer exchange system. I have a few alloy ones ( which fracture ) and steel versions. The latter have signs of rust/corrosion, who knows ? but I'd like a fresh clean Ti steerer fitted which won't rust. Lets not forget a lot of these forks are 20 yrs old +
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