can I just check something about this please? Sorry if I'm being a bit thick
My threaded streeer only just comes to the top of the head tube, not enough to even start to thread the headset on.
Am I right that this kit would then work if I bought an aheadset and ahead stem, even if my existing steerer is only just flush with the top of the headtube?
From Faceplant's photos on Flickr it looks like his steerer was even lower than this before the extension was fitted, but just wanted to check.
Also, is the 1 1/8" on CRC the external diameter (so the bit that sits inside the existing steerer tube is actually 1")?
I was going to send my forks away to Dave Yates to have the ahead conversion done, but this could save me a fair bit...
It will extend the steerer by 85mm. Your original steerer doesn't need to reach the headset which will need to be an Ahead type. On my Giant it's about 1" short. That's what comes on relying on an Ebay desciption.
The 1 1/8" on CRC is the outside diameter of the steerer you are trying to extend. The sectional spacers you can see in the photo are the same as the original steerer.
Orange 71 "Mine kept on pulling through - I could never get sufficient 'pull' on the headset to stop it from being loose"
Did you try an extender? It's not the same as a threaded to Ahead converter. It needs the 2 part bolt to work.