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Steerer length- too short?


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Iv just built up my bike onto a new frame, however the head tube must be a lot longer as the steerer only reaches the middle of the top bolt (at a push) with no spacers between the headset and the stem (is that ok to do?) so looks like this:


Is it ok to run it like that or will it all end in tears?

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Not ideal, but you'll likely be ok if you're not a particularly big/harsh rider. Make sure you have a long enough preload bolt in the top cap and if you can swap the fork/stem out at some point then get involved, but it'd keep you riding for a while at least. Other option is a headlock, if you can get your hands on one. Holds things together a little more firmly.

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