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 Post subject: RC30s - advice needed
PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 3:38 pm 
Pumpy's Bear
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Just got myself a pair of RC30s off evilBay and need a bit of advice as follows:

1) They have a threadless one inch steerer, I need 1 1/8th. I've got some RC36s in that diameter, can I just use that steerer? Not sure I want to pay the Pace fortune for a bit of tube, would it be possible to get a steerer manufactured?

2) They are currently orange which I'm guessing may look a little garish on the XLM although the finish is in good condition. Any suggestions of what would look classy/understated bar the obvious black, perhaps a dark grey?

Any advice/comments much appreciated.


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I'm pretty sure that you can use the one from your RC36s.

You'll probably find that the 1" steerer thats in them at the moment is shimmed to fit the crown.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 5:11 pm 
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Thanks Russell.

So I just need to remove the steerer and swap it over? Is this as idiot proof as it sounds (probably needs to be)?


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I was watching those. I thought about bidding but they quickly went out of my price range!
Glad they went to someone on here.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 5:18 pm 
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Yep, even managed to collect them today!

Will go on the Merlin (told that they will make it go like s**t off a shovel, I'll probably go halfway and just go like s**t).

Still unsure about the colour though


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 5:24 pm 
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you can get 1" to 1 1/8" shims easily enough - about 70p each. I use them quite a bit...


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 5:52 pm 
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Thanks all, have been advised that it may be an inch crown in which case I can't fit a 1 1/8th steerer - hope this isn't the case!

Are the shims referred to above for the stem - the headset/headtube are 1 1/8th.


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ed , got some 1 1/8 to 1 inch headset reducers


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 3:18 pm 
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Ok, quick update. Have been to the LBS and as noted earlier (thanks Russell) the steerer was shimmed to 1 1/8th.

So it was a very straightforward 5 minute job of getting the old steerer out and popping a brand new 1 1/8th steerer in.

Like a small child at Christmas (although hopefully without any of the associated anti climax/disappointment), can't wait to get home and fit them tonight.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 4:23 pm 
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Hi Ed..is the 1" steerer threaded or ahead?


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