Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sat Dec 10, 2016 2:10 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 17 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 1:39 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:15 am
Posts: 1887
Location: Getting fitter, I will beat the Surrey Hills....
I have read many mixed reviews, nothing in the region of 'meh, they are ok', only 'they are fine, never had a problem' or 'everything disintegrated into a pile of dust'. :roll:

So, if these aren't that good, what else could I get with such a low stack heigh as this? If there isnt anything available, then it may be back to asking if someone can press out and refit a longer steerer or sell me a bomber crown and steerer!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:34 pm 
Gold Trader / rb Rider / Special
Gold Trader / rb Rider / Special
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:26 am
Posts: 16165
Location: Rurally close.
Different stem? Whats the stack on your current stem?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:38 pm 
Gold Trader / rb Rider / Special
Gold Trader / rb Rider / Special
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:26 am
Posts: 16165
Location: Rurally close.
That said, if you do end up with a dodgy one as long as your stem is tight enough it should be ok to get it home?
And then to send it off for it 5 years warranty?
Its downtime though.

Fsa xlII is said to be 27.5


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:56 pm 
Gold Trader / rb Rider / Special
Gold Trader / rb Rider / Special
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:26 am
Posts: 16165
Location: Rurally close.
Some crazy stack heights here:

http://www.balfa.co.uk/parts/headsets/ahead-headsets

http://www.starbike.com/p/tune-Bobo-Ahead-1-1-8-541-en

http://www.extralite.com/Products/thehead_anglo.htm

http://www.planetfear.com/item/Brand_CaneCreek40EXTERNAL118quot_0_0_32254_1.html?ref=froogle


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 2:23 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:15 am
Posts: 1887
Location: Getting fitter, I will beat the Surrey Hills....
Cheers for those Cyfa. the stem I have is a 40mm stack Kore effort. Trouble is, with the steerer I have (ahead, 187mm), I have to fit the stem (40mm), headeset (assume 21mm CB offering) and headtube (130mm lava dome).

By My calculations, that leaves me with a 4mm compression gap which is on the cusp of acceptable :shock:, hence the need for a low stack. That Extralight one looks tasty though, but I'm not a huge fan of its graphics. Otherwise its a tidy looking unit.

I have looked at diferrent stems, but most bike retail sites seem relucant to show their stack height, which I find a little infuriating as it goes.

Budget is also a factor. The car needs new shoes and I have christmas shopping and drinks to buy! Couldnt see a price for the Extralight either... :?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:25 pm 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 20, 2009 1:29 pm
Posts: 10798
Location: Manchester, UK
I was in similar situation and the only headset available AFAICR was the Crank Bros, can't say I was impressed by it TBH


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:56 pm 
Gold Trader / rb Rider / Special
Gold Trader / rb Rider / Special
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:26 am
Posts: 16165
Location: Rurally close.
Yeah stack height isnt often shown on the stems. I do know some though as i was looking myself, fortunately ive ended up with a couple that are around 30mm or so. Dmr swarm stem comes in at 32mm i think, look on pinkbike for one?


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 17 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: keitht and 17 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group