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Old 02-24-2013, 11:22 AM
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Default Re: how to lengthen steerer tube on a bicycle

i just did the same thing yesterday...

i had an old fork from the 30's i wanted to use on a bike, but the steer tube was really short, like 4".

i chopped up another fork from the junk pile, and welded in an inner sleeve, then put an outer sleeve over that. luckily, i figured out the bearing race had to go on first, as the outer sleeve is just small enough to allow the bearing to clear.

i double sleeved it because i'm making a really fast bike, and the last thing i want is a broken fork at 50+...
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