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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:39 pm 
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Blackstar wrote:
Does anyone know where to buy a BBB extender in 1 1/8" ?


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BBB-Extender- ... 232196a06f


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Cheers :)


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Has anyone cut the extender down a bit ?


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 6:24 pm 
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Well, I have the BBB extender now. I haven't put it on the bike as I am still building, but I tried it to see how strong it is and I have absolutely full confidence in it. To me it will not be a temporarily solution and other then some extra weight, it is no match for another fork!
I probably have to cut it down a bit and I will let you know how it turns out. Very satisfied up till now.


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Senri wrote:
Well, I have the BBB extender now. I haven't put it on the bike as I am still building, but I tried it to see how strong it is and I have absolutely full confidence in it. To me it will not be a temporarily solution and other then some extra weight, it is no match for another fork!
I probably have to cut it down a bit and I will let you know how it turns out. Very satisfied up till now.


How do you tension the HS without a Star nut and center bolt?


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 5:10 pm 
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Loki wrote:
How do you tension the HS without a Star nut and center bolt?


The system consists of two bolts; one bolt is a bit deeper in the extender and is used to tension the extender in the steerer. The head of this bolt uses a 8mm hex orso, but also has a hole for a 6mm bolt and so acts like a starnut. On top is a normal centerbolt and cap that threads in the lower bolt head. Simple but efficient solution!


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:44 pm 
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they are good and strong. And hidden :D


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Will post piccies of how it goes :)


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The extender didn't fit into the tube. Ended up not needing it anyway.


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 Post subject: Re: Steerer extenders?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:19 pm 
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Just wanted let everyone know how it went. I finally had some time on my "new" bike with the extender in the Fox fork over the Christmas holidays. No problem with stability or anything, but I do have a problem that it will not stay put. The"quill stem clamp" is not strong enough. Due to the 45 degree camfer on the CK headset bearings, any lateral and forward/aft movement of the fork, which happens more then once in MTB......, there is an axial force pushing it out. After every decent I will hear the noise of the loose headset, which is mega annoying (and of course bead for the bearings). I have tightened the 8mm hex with an extender bar, but I am afraid it will break at a certain point.
I am now trying to find out if I can use an extra bolt with plate to fix it from the bottom side, so it can't move up anymore.


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