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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 12:13 pm 
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Hi all,

I have been given a set of Manitou Black forks but they have a smaller steerer tube than I need.

Is there anyway of getting a new steerer tube?

Or can I have it extended in some way?

Finally what is the current lowest stack height headset?

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 12:15 pm 
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http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... delID=3970

Sorry should have googled first.

Are these any good though? Anyone used one?

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 1:06 pm 
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Crank brothers iodine headset has the lowest 21mm stack height.
Not cheap though. I recall WTB greaseguard is fairly low.


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I used (as well posh26) a German company that did a great job on extending the steer tube for about £50 turn around was a week


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 1:36 pm 
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Thanks RC300, I will look into that headset.

tintin40 wrote:
I used (as well posh26) a German company that did a great job on extending the steer tube for about £50 turn around was a week


This however sounds ideal, can you remember the name of the company or send me a URL link or something please?


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Dr.Robotnik wrote:
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=3970

Sorry should have googled first.

Are these any good though? Anyone used one?

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I have one of these and I couldn't get it to work. It kept slipping. Maybe I hadn't done it right :roll:


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any welder should be able to extend your steerer .


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cchris2lou wrote:
any welder should be able to extend your steerer .


Hmm. It's just having time to do it and time for making the part is the issue for me to do it.


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Dr.Robotnik wrote:
Thanks RC300, I will look into that headset.

tintin40 wrote:
I used (as well posh26) a German company that did a great job on extending the steer tube for about £50 turn around was a week


This however sounds ideal, can you remember the name of the company or send me a URL link or something please?


Sorry just look through most of my old posts but can't find it. Perhaps ask Posh26?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:47 pm 
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I'm not that into MTB stuff, so presume youre steerer is 1 1/8. If so, then its relativley easy for a frame builder. A short length of spare 1in steerer acts an internal sleeve on which to extend with another piece of 1 1/8 steerer. Easy stuff for your local framebuilder and should be significantly less than the £50 quoted, esp if your steerer detaches, so paint on the fork isnt an issue. Downside is the weight of internal sleeve.


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