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    Steer tube length

    I have a line on a used talas but the steer tube has been cut to 6.7 inches. The heckler its going on has a head tube length of 4.7 inches.

    Will 2 inches of extra tube be enough?

    This is my first real build and I want to make sure everything is correct before I buy.

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    Take into account stack height of your headset and stem.

    If it all fits then you will have to decide if it's high enough for you.

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    You'll need the length of the tube + 40mm for the stem minimum, + up to 40mm in spacers if it's
    any longer than minimum.

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    Thanks for the feedback.

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    FYI - I like a moron miscalculated on one of these used deals and my steerer was 1/2" too short and I had to resell it and get a new one to find one long enough. So triple check.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirkdaddy View Post
    FYI - I like a moron miscalculated on one of these used deals and my steerer was 1/2" too short and I had to resell it and get a new one to find one long enough. So triple check.
    I ended up passing on the used fork. I was very afraid of it not working out. Plus I kinda wanted a shinny new fork for my shinny new frame.

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    Put it all together with stem and spacers, then make your mark. You'll need it about 3/32" to an 1/8"
    under that mark for the cap bolt to seat the headset properly. If you snug up the cap bolt and it has play in the headset, then the steerer is too long.
    You'll see that the top cap has a step that will go down in the stem (or spacers) when you put it on so you won't want to cut it flush with the top of the stem.
    Carbon forks are a whole different matter.

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