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my 03 m1 frame is at home so i cant measure the headtube; i want to know what the suggested length for fork steerers is. i was thinking about getting a new 888 fork but the steerer is 7 3/8''...is it long enough? thanks
 

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well i found some specs and it says the head tube length is 5''...how is a lower crown going to help with a cut steerer length?? it will still be the same length.
 

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well i found some specs and it says the head tube length is 5''...how is a lower crown going to help with a cut steerer length?? it will still be the same length.
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http://www.go-ride.com/prod_lowriders.html#lowrider

Question: The head tube on my bike is too tall to fit the 888 fork, can the Lowrider crowns help?
Answer: If you have more than a 5.5" tall head tube you probably can't safely install the stock 888 on your bike. However, if you combine our lower crown with the stock upper crown you will will be able to accommodate the tallest head tubes.
 

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well i found some specs and it says the head tube length is 5''...how is a lower crown going to help with a cut steerer length?? it will still be the same length.
It's not the steerer. It's the clamping area on the stanchions. A stock 888 won't reach over 150mm of stack height. The flat lower crown or a 'drop' upper crown is needed so both clamps fit. My large M1 has 5.5" headtube and the upper crown wouldn't reach the top of the stanchions at their max position. 5" inches may work, mine was close. Try it first and see.

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Dartman said:
It's not the steerer. It's the clamping area on the stanchions. A stock 888 won't reach over 150mm of stack height. The flat lower crown or a 'drop' upper crown is needed so both clamps fit. My large M1 has 5.5" headtube and the upper crown wouldn't reach the top of the stanchions at their max position. 5" inches may work, mine was close. Try it first and see.

Mike
he's right. I have a med. and with the flat crowns (top and bottom), the top clamps just touch the tops of the legs. I am running a chris king headset with a direct mount stem. you could go with a flat bottom crown (to lower your front end to keep it close to the proper head angle/geometry) and use a drop top crown to reach the legs. good luck.
 
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