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Carbon steerers(4 posts)

Carbon steerersmackgoo
Sep 13, 2001 4:51 PM
Just picked up a carbon steerer fork. To say the least I understand that one must be very carefull when assembling and that through experience it has been determined that some stems are best not used with the carbon steerers. Could anyone pass along some insight on tha matter. as well as any info boards that my cover this topic. Thanks.
re: Carbon steerersworkingdog
Sep 13, 2001 6:57 PM
Don't use any stems with offset binder bolts, or inner binding sleeves. They apply uneven pressure to the steerer and will damage it. Some say a single binder in the rear provides the most even pressure.If there are 2 bolts alternate tightening them. This will give even pressure to the steerer. Same for bar binder bolts. No worries after these slight precautions.
re: Carbon steerersmackgoo
Sep 14, 2001 6:39 AM
What is an off set binder bolt?
re: Carbon steerersworkingdog
Sep 14, 2001 10:27 AM
Offset binders are not directly at the very back of the stem, furtherest from the handlebars. I looked into them myself. The advantages are that they are more elegant , less visible,and you don't ever hit your knee accidentally on the binder bolts. The disadvantages are those mentioned previously.