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2013-08-20 9:46 AM

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Subject: Steering Tube Extender
Hello everyone, first post for a while and im straight back with a question :P

My flat mate has just bought a second hand Tri Bike off a popular action site, when getting the bike fitted it appears that the steering tube/fork has been cut to small for there riding style. I was just wondering if anyone has had any luck with something like this?

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/bbb-bhp-22-steerer-tube-extender/

Or will he have to purchase a new fork?

Thanks


2013-08-20 9:49 AM
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Subject: RE: Steering Tube Extender
Doesn't look safe to me. Seems like you are putting a lot of stress on that area...

An upturned stem won't fix his fit? Did he just buy a bike way too small for him?
2013-08-20 10:42 AM
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Subject: RE: Steering Tube Extender
Its not that it is far to small for him, its probably perfect for shorter distance tris, its just for longer distances ie halfs and IM the bike fitter suggested it would be useful/more comfortable to raise the bars
2013-08-20 11:37 AM
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Subject: RE: Steering Tube Extender
there are safer ways to raise his position. Risers for the aerobars/pads or an upturned stem would be a MUCH better solution than one of those monstrositys.
2013-08-20 1:15 PM
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Subject: RE: Steering Tube Extender
do you have a link to some "risers for the aerobars/pads" so i can try and see if i can get some in the uk?
2013-08-20 1:55 PM
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Subject: RE: Steering Tube Extender
just a google search for aerobar pad riser kit should bring plenty up. You'll probably need to know what bars are on it (although most should be interchangeable)


here's a pic of vision ones



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2013-08-20 7:26 PM
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Subject: RE: Steering Tube Extender
Or maybe he could sell that bike and get aanother second hand bike that actually fits.
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