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Trying to find out how long the steerer tube needs to be to fit my 2007 kona stinky. Pulled an Epic Fail and bought a domain 1.5" instead of 1 1-8". I don't want to make another mistake. I'm going to buy a used fork, how long does the steerer tube need to be? I didn't measure the length of the 888 that was on there before i shipped it out.
 

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i am no expert, but you could pull out a tape measure and measure the head tube yourself. assuming of course you have the frame. just add a couple inches to your head tube length for your stem and maybe a spacer
 

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Assuming you still have all the other pieces (headset, spacers, and stem) you can sort of put everything together as though the fork were still there and measure from the lower headset cup to the top of the stem. This will give you a rough idea what length your steerer needs to be. If you don't have the headset installed, measure and add up the height of each cup, your headtube, and stem. Decide how many spacers you will have, add them to the total and you will again have a rough estimate of the proper steerer length :thumbsup:
 

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dday297 said:
What size Stinky? I have the 06 XL the head tube is 5.5"

4.7" on Small, Med and Large.
I have a large. I found a good domain used and the steerer tube is 7.75". Think that will be enough?
 

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Assuming you still have all the other pieces (headset, spacers, and stem) you can sort of put everything together as though the fork were still there and measure from the lower headset cup to the top of the stem. This will give you a rough idea what length your steerer needs to be. If you don't have the headset installed, measure and add up the height of each cup, your headtube, and stem. Decide how many spacers you will have, add them to the total and you will again have a rough estimate of the proper steerer length :thumbsup:
yep add an inch too

OR BETTER CONTACT PERSON
YOU SOLD OLD 888 too
 

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888 will have different steer tube length than you need, it will be longer due to the top crown, might be bang on if you used a direct mount stem. Using this number maybe be "safe" but might limit your choice of usable forks.

Measure the head tube including the head set, add your stem height and any spacers you think you might need (I don't normally run spacers). That is your minimum steer tube length...:thumbsup:

And lol at the 1.5 steerer fail ;)
 

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I have a 2006 Medium Stinky Primo..
I just sold the 888RC2X that came stock on the bike, and the steerer
tube was 8 1/2"(a tad longer) hope that helps.....

mine also had 4 spacers too...(3 roughly 1/8 each and 1 smaller?)
I can measure the spacers tonight if that will help you??

according to the Kona specs both our frames have 4.7" head tube
 

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I have a 2006 Medium Stinky Primo..
I just sold the 888RC2X that came stock on the bike, and the steerer
tube was 8 1/2"(a tad longer) hope that helps.....

mine also had 4 spacers too...(3 roughly 1/8 each and 1 smaller?)
I can measure the spacers tonight if that will help you??

according to the Kona specs both our frames have 4.7" head tube
Well I found a good domain with a steerer tube that is 7.75", I should be good right?
 

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It's gonna be close IMO.....
but, you can always get a direct mount stem and be good to go???
like others have already mentioned :)
 

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oops my bad :madman:

I just measured the spacers that came off my fork
and they measure just about 3/4"

then take into account the fact that you will "not" have a upper crown which will give you another 1/2"ish
and again I think your gonna be just about perfect............
 

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_rich_ said:
oops my bad :madman:

I just measured the spacers that came off my fork
and they measure just about 3/4"

then take into account the fact that you will "not" have a upper crown which will give you another 1/2"ish
and again I think your gonna be just about perfect............
A guy with a stinky deluxe who put a single crown on told me his steerer tube is 7.5 inches. I found another domain that is brand new and local for 300, however the steerer tube is only 7.5 inches, it will be cutting it close if I get it, what do you think? It could either be perfect or just short.... :eek:

Here are some measurements I took:
5 5/8"


1 5/8"
 

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Gaaa!
All this inch's and imperial crap
Cant we all just go metric?
So much easier

Anyway chumba
Those to lengths you provided add together = 7.25 inchs
The fork you want has a 7.5 inch steerer
This is cutting it close IMO, you'll probably at best be able to only run one spacer
If it was me id hold out for a fork with a longer steerer tube just to be safe
 

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Nick_M2R said:
Gaaa!
All this inch's and imperial crap
Cant we all just go metric?
So much easier

Anyway chumba
Those to lengths you provided add together = 7.25 inchs
The fork you want has a 7.5 inch steerer
This is cutting it close IMO, you'll probably at best be able to only run one spacer
If it was me id hold out for a fork with a longer steerer tube just to be safe
yeah, i would only be able to run one spacer, would i be fine just running one?
 

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It's not that complicated.

If the stack height is less than the steer tube length, you're fine. Some people run no spacers.

I hope you kept the crown race from the 888.

You may be better off taking it to a bike shop.
 

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XSL_WiLL said:
It's not that complicated.

If the stack height is less than the steer tube length, you're fine. Some people run no spacers.

I hope you kept the crown race from the 888.

You may be better off taking it to a bike shop.
Yeah i kept the crown race and everything... :D
 
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