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    will this fork work for me?

    i've got a 19.5" bianchi diss that i cant stand the fork on. i want to buy a fox that i found. the ad says "The steerer tube is 8 3/4" long..." will this work for my bike? i am a newb. sorry if this is a lame question.

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    Probably

    it should be fine, that is a decent length steerer. Go measure the steerer tube on your Bianchi, if it is around that length you should be OK.
    Ride.

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    so from the bottom of the head to the very top of the stem is 8". i guess it is simple enough to trim down eh?

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    Measure your steerer tube, your headset stack height, stem height, and the amount of spacers you want to use. Or (if you plan on using the same parts) you can measure the distance between your lower headset cup to the top of your stem. If this legnth is less than the steerer you intend to use you will be golden.

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    yep

    easy to trim if you have a hack-saw. you dont have to cut it tho, could just use more spacers, but generally looks cleaner when cut flush (or close to flush) with the top of the stem. Just remember to measure twice, and cut once!!!

    BTW, if your setup is 8 now, and the Fow is 8 3/4, I would just use spacers (its only 20mm) until you are sure you like it and want to use it forever. If you dont cut it, you would have more chance selling it if you ever need to.
    Last edited by TheSingleGuy; 03-21-2004 at 01:34 AM. Reason: I thought of another thing....
    Ride.

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