How could I ever be so stupid?
This is my issue: On my my Nishiki NFS I have a Fox 120 RL fork. I have upgraded the bike over the past few years, but I am ready to upgrade the frame. Almost all parts can be transfered, but most frames that were designed around a 120mm fork have longer headtubes then my Nishiki.
My Nishiki has a 110mm headtube and I only used a 5mm spacer. I like a clean look, so I cut the steerer, nice and short
. I am looking at a frame now that has a headtube of 142mm length. Assuming that I can use the same headset, the steerer will only stick out 13mm without spacer.
The Fox fork is in almost new condition, so I don't want to loose that. Replacing the steerer would involve a complete new top assembly and will cost a lot. Now I have been looking at the steerer extenders like from BBB. (pretty heavy though...)
What do you think? Are these any good? Most things I read about it are pretty negative, but in the end it would almost be the same as a quill stem, which we probably all used as well, even on DH rigs!
O yeah, this is what it looks like, although you won't see it under the stem: