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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:58 am 
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my boxxer steerer is 13-15mm too short so need to lower my h/s stack height. Need one between 12-15 mm total. Its got standard size tube diameter. Anyone suggest ond
cheers jonny


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 1:46 pm 
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In my experience some of the FSA ones have a low stack height. CRC had one for £7 not too long back and that can't have been much over 10mm either end in height. Crank Bros ones can be really short too. If you're still short then might be time to look at the stem.


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have you bought a new frame?!

you have had exactly the same 2 problems as me today :lol: :lol:

so i had a spare pair of forks

yeah crank bros some are low stack
just google low stack headset
can be had quite cheap
maybe consider new forks though
its what i have had to do as the ones i have are just temps :(


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yeah just got it bk from powdercoaters. I have sourced a longer steerer. Nothings ever straight forward is it


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NO!
i was disappointed when my stuff didnt fit
forgot in the heat of the moment - the detail

have to think outside the box for a few things :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:03 pm 
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yeah i totally forgot to see how long i needed the steerer to be doh


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Same thing happened to me. I dropped the stack height by using a Sunline V2 headset (had a FSA Pig DH Pro) and changed the stem. All together I dropped 12-15mm and the forks fitted.


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whats the total stack height on a v2?


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the crank brothers headsets are the lowest 'standard' ones i've seen at 21mm


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 6:59 pm 
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Crank Bros provided the only solution for me when I had still this problem (ie I'd got low stack stem already but was damned if I was gonna sell my TFTuned SIDs!)... there are poor reports on durability and loosening tho, so poss not ideal for a burly bike (my CB is on my XC hardtail) :?


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