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Your LBS may have a tap for that. Well, I dunno actually, with it being that old. I know mine has a tap for regular 1" threaded steerer tubes. Worth a call anyway, if they're close.
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If I had one of those I'd stop posting my silly drawing of how to shorten one!
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I extend the threads and shorten as well.. bought the Hozan die from Niagara cycle works for like 30$.
Since 2"+ die handles are like $$$, I've just been putting the die in a vice and turning the forks with a 2x4.. now that's silly
It'll rub out.
Thanks to a member's post a couple months ago, I just ordered a 1"-24 round die for $39.99 & a die handle for $9.67 from Enco. Free shipping with code JULYWEB.
http://www.use-enco.com/CGI/INSRIT?PART ... NO=2619618
2" round die handle
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if you go this route(well you or anyone else)
make sure you fit the stem and see how far down the stem, will go(you will need to measure for this ) itll work but if you want your stem slammed(who knows...you mayor may n't) you might find you cant go down since theres a 1/8" of excess steel blocking it....always think ahead
just a fyi for anyone whos considering this method(there is nothing wrong with it ive done it myself a few times since prewar girls forks are cheaper than guys)
"WAKE UP AND LOSE"
for a bent or swollen steering tube, the cut and weld method is best.
if you just want it shorter, hack the extra off the top and re-thread it, if you want cleaner threads put the headset top nut on below the cut (before you cut) and it will help clean the threads afterwards by taking the nut back off.
just my .02
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