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I want to ride my new build around for a few hours with the steerer uncut so I can swap the spacers around to find the ideal stack height before cutting....

....so far so good.....

....but my quesion is: is there a way of tensioning the headset with the steerer tube still uncut ? or is it ok to ride around for a bit with a loose (untensioned) headset ?

Any input greatly appreciated.

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Ty
 

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?Ty? said:
I want to ride my new build around for a few hours with the steerer uncut so I can swap the spacers around to find the ideal stack height before cutting....

....so far so good.....

....but my quesion is: is there a way of tensioning the headset with the steerer tube still uncut ? or is it ok to ride around for a bit with a loose (untensioned) headset ?

Any input greatly appreciated.
I wouldn't leave it loose. You're asking for trouble. Stack up a whole bunch of spacers if you've got them.
Cut down the steerer so that it's about an 1" longer than you think you need, then you only need 1" of spacers.
 

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TheRedMantra said:
Its such a same to see a perfectly good steerer cut! Question though, why is my steerer black and yours silver? Isnt it the same fork? Is yours 2005?
Thanks for the replies everyone, TheRedMantra my last RC31 had a black steerer but this one is, as you can see, silver. All the ones I have seen in bikes shops recently have silver steerers, maybe thay are saving themselves a few eurodollarpounds by leaving the steerers uncoated (?????)

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I think tlg meant to stack spacers " on top " of the stem, and then snug it down with your headset cap. That way you can add to the bottom and take from the top after every try out. When you`ve found the correct length - cut away. Ty - let`s see some pix & specs when its done.
 

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top_ring said:
I think tlg meant to stack spacers " on top " of the stem, and then snug it down with your headset cap. That way you can add to the bottom and take from the top after every try out. When you`ve found the correct length - cut away. Ty - let`s see some pix & specs when its done.
right time to find me some spacers!!

top_ring I will post some pics and the spec when she's fully built, should be somewhere between 15 - 16lbs :)

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