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Fork steerer cut too short(4 posts)

Fork steerer cut too shortHerrLURP
Jun 3, 2001 4:08 PM
My brother's threadless carbon fork steer was cut about 1cm too short. Therefor with the stem he has, the stem kinda goes a little over the top of the steer. In other words, the stem is too big. Is this acceptable?
too short without spacers?C-40
Jun 3, 2001 4:32 PM
If the steerer had been cut so it's shorter than the stem clamping length, with no spacers under the stem, this isn't good. If the steering tube is more than .5cm below the top of the stem, I wouldn't use it. If your stem has two clamp bolts, definitely don't tighten the top one too tight.

If you happen to have a stem with a long clamp length, you could try a stem like the ITM Millennium, which has a clamp that is about 1.3 inches long.

If you already have a stem with a short clamp, then you better try to sell the fork to someone who rides a smaller frame.
re: Fork steerer cut too shortixiz
Jun 4, 2001 6:40 AM
Look for a stem that has a less / shorter clamp body
ITM millenium is fairly light and short clamp body.
It is recommended to have 2-3mm below the stem anyway,

but i personally think the steerer should be flush or 1 mm above stem and place a 2-3mm spacer on top so you can have the full clamp (IMHO)
lower stack height HSixiz
Jun 4, 2001 6:41 AM
Alternative
is to find a lower stack height hs and a shorter body stem