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Headtube extender not such a dumb idea.(2 posts)

Headtube extender not such a dumb idea.JS
Sep 12, 2001 2:26 PM
I hope this doesn't come across as petty but about a year ago I had an idea for a press in headtube extender for threadless equipped bikes that would eliminate headset spacers. I made a few for myself and friends and thought it might be a viable product. I came on this board asking if there may be a market for this and was soundly shot down. Well file this under the never listen to people category as this was taken off the Serotta website:

Serotta 'Heads-Up' Head Tube Extension. Whether you're updating your old ride or outfitting your new frame, the Serotta 'Heads-UP' may be the answer to your fitting solution. Compared to a traditional fork/stem system, a threadless fork and AHEAD system instantly lowers handlebar position by 2-3 CM (or more). Until now, you've had no choice but use lots of spacers and/or a stem with a serious rise. The 'Heads-Up' offers a safe, effective and elegant solution. The semi-permanent, press-in titanium Heads-Up extends the length of any conventional diameter (for 1" steering columns) Head Tube by 20MM. Machined from seamless titanium exclusively for Serotta. $60

Live and learn I guess.
I think it's a great ideabianchi boy
Sep 12, 2001 6:21 PM
How much would you charge to make one? The $60 charged by Serotta seems a little steep to me. I assume the bike's headset mounts on top of the extension.