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    Steer tube length?

    I'm looking at used forks and need to know how do I measure my required steer tube length? Do I have to disassmble anything?
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    You only have to.....

    remove the fork from the bike if you want to be precise. You can get a very good idea by simply measuring from the top of the fork crown to the top of your stem with the fork still on the bike. What I usually do when sizing for shopping for a used for is add a bit to that measurement. You'd be amazed at how many people don't know how to correctly determine fork steerer length.

    So take your tape measure and stick the little tab on the end in the notch between the crown of the fork and the bottom of the head set and the just measure straight up to the top of the stem. That's the minimum lenght you should be looking for in a used fork if you like your bar height the way it is now. If it comes up to something goofy like 7 3/16" you can round it down to 7" or round it up to 7 1/4". Personally to be on the safe side I always round up to the nearest 1/4" and plan on trimming the steerer to the correct lenght once I have it. It's always better to have more steerer tube than you actually need. You can always trim it down to the correct length, you can't add more if it's too short.

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    Thanks looks like mine is 9" or just over!
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