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    lengthen steerer tube

    I know there has been talk on ways to lengthen a steerer tube, but my searches produce nada. Any help would be appreciated..

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    AFAIK the only way to lengthen a steerer tube is to replace it. Have you heard differently?
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    Hope it is not a Rockshox, you gotta buy the entire uppers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    AFAIK the only way to lengthen a steerer tube is to replace it. Have you heard differently?
    yeah, somebody posted some sort of an extension or something that extended the steerer tube by an inch or so.

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    Yes it is possible to extend steerers, but the only company I know who do it is over here is Australia. The extension doesn't look particularly attractive but it is stronge and works, from the work I've seen. They can also o shorter extensions which fit to the top of the existing steerer too, but i couldn't find a pic of that.

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    that idea sounds as sketchy as a interview with ta. i guess ya could champhor the ends of 2 the pieces, butt weld em together with a inner sleeve and heat treat it but that too has gotta be more hassle and close to the cost of a new steerer.

    now that ive seen the link, thats pretty close to what they do and what they charge. not bad lookin work overall though. ive got 4 frames i need repaired and if i cant find someone in the usa to do it i may contact these guys.
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    My LBS sells something to make steer tubes longer in order to raise bar height. If I stop by there on the way home from work I'll get the name of the part.

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    How much do you need to raise it and what height stem do you have on your ride now? If you only need about 1/2-3/4" you may be able to get a low profile stem.

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    There was some guy in the FR/DH forum (I think) who added about 1.5" to his steerer going against the advice of everyone else. Not sure if it held up or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cactuscorn
    that idea sounds as sketchy as a interview with ta. i guess ya could champhor the ends of 2 the pieces, butt weld em together with a inner sleeve and heat treat it but that too has gotta be more hassle and close to the cost of a new steerer.

    now that ive seen the link, thats pretty close to what they do and what they charge. not bad lookin work overall though. ive got 4 frames i need repaired and if i cant find someone in the usa to do it i may contact these guys.
    Cost wise over here a replacement steerer crown assembly from some well known manufacturers can cost $400-$500AU and hence $120AU is a much more attractive proposition. They are also sometimes the only option if you have a nice older fork and a steerer assembly is no longer an option.
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    sounds like a stupid idea. Companies like WB or marz will replace them for about 60$, cheap compared to something catastrophic going wrong while riding.

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    And I don't think he was ever heard from again, was he?

    Quote Originally Posted by 6thElement
    There was some guy in the FR/DH forum (I think) who added about 1.5" to his steerer going against the advice of everyone else. Not sure if it held up or not.

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    in a case like that i see the draw. if done properly a sleeved patch can be stronger than a 1 pc tube. we did this with roll cages but never on the main roll hoop. hell, i had a patch in the halo of my cage and never gave it a thought.
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    Maybe this is what you had in mind?



    BHP-20 Extender
    Sizes: 25.4mm / 22.2mm.
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    BHP-21 Extender
    Sizes: 28.6mm / 25.4mm.
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    Special Features
    Adapter that enables you to make your steering tube longer without affecting the Ahead system.
    Threaded and threadless headsets compatible.
    Sand-blasted black BBB RoundHead included.

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    e-bay the fork and start over

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