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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 5:33 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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As title ...

I'm restoring an old Marin Pine Mountain, I dont have much experience with threaded headsets/forks, the steerer tube on the frame is exactly 150mm.

I have a HP-M736 XT threaded headset and according to the manual the overall stack height is H + 33.5mm (H being headtube length)

So Am I right in saying that I NEED a fork with a 183.5mm steerer? does it have to be exact or would 180mm do? Either way leaves me a bit stuck as any old suspension forks I have seen for sale always seem to have much shorter steerers :(

Thanks in Advance!

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 7:56 pm 
Gold Trader
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Yes, That is exactly right!

Try looking for a lower stack height head set (tange levin or old shimano cartrige (stx rc)) or got to Ahead.

Sorry but that's all I can advise.

I seem to remember somewhere that you could get a quill converter to run an aheadset stem and head set with a threaded fork but this may have been 1" only as I think it was roadie related.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 9:15 pm 
BoTM Winner
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no , you can get them in 1 1/8 as well , got one myself

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