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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:31 pm 
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I have used those sort, very good, but some alloy steerers are too tight to fit the 1 1/8 into, so the 1" version 'may' fit better if you have a thickend alloy steerer.......then you can shim (a proper one) the top to fit 1 1/8 stem/


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:58 am 
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Facing the same deal :oops:

If you're looking for something lighter, there's a different type of extender

http://www.bicyclehero.com/gb/satori-bike-heads-up-1-fork-stem-length-extender.html

and If it JUST doesn't fit - get a headset with the smallest stacks you can find

so far :
http://canecreek.com/component-headsets?browse=Fitment&name=EC34&product=AER.EC34#AER.EC34


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:58 am 
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Satori needs at least 3 inches of steerer to clamp on to.....the BBB can go below the headset line if really needed...


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greenstiles wrote:
Satori needs at least 3 inches of steerer to clamp on to...


Ah I see. Extenders like that make sense if you can already clamp your stem onto the steerer.. :oops:

Would this be useful here ?

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hi, that looks like an expanding top cap.....works like a star fangled nut to pre load a stem.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:28 pm 
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13 mm of steerer to clamp onto - basically you are f88888ed. :(

I reckon the expanding wedge is your best option providing it fits into you aluminium steerer tube.

can't see how the headlock works - looks to me that is pressing bits of tube end to end - that does not appear to me to be good way of doing things.

i would suggest getting an aluminium tube machined of same diameter as the steere with a short step so that it slips inside the steer and then weld it to the fork or sell fork and use money to buy new one or one with longer steerer?


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:21 pm 
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02gf74 wrote:
13 mm of steerer to clamp onto - basically you are f88888ed. :(


...no he isn't :roll:

The fork on my Kili Comp has a short, threaded steerer - the stem doesn't clamp on any of the original but entirely on the BBB extender.

It may add a few ounces in weight but that's a small price to pay... :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:46 pm 
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oh yes he is !"!! :lol: .... unless a quill type stem is fitted sorted yet?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:12 pm 
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Note to self:

Go back and read OP's initial content and subsequent reply to mine before making smug, opinionated comments!

Egg > face, face > egg, SPLAT!! :oops:


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Does anyone know where to buy a BBB extender in 1 1/8" ?


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