*falling hex keys* , *spacers tumbling & rolling away*
Unless you are just gonna slam the stem or need a tiny amount of spacers beneath it...
...a solution already exist from Problem Solvers. But I needed a quick fix and can't wait 2 weeks shipping from the US. Seen a number of DIY floating around, mostly using plastic brackets but didn't fancy the ill-fit of those as plastic gets crushed when the screw is tightened. Doesn't look too convincing too, sturdiness wise.
Looks like a spare 32mm seat clamp filed flats would just about fit with a little shimming from a cut plastic P-clamp.
|Pretty snug too.. don't really need to tighten the screw|
Yup, gonna push the functionality of the lockring spacer further - cutting excess steerer without having to disassemble the front end of the bike.The only compromise tonight will be having to use a pipe cutter instead of priding on usual freehand sawing preferred. Saw guide? Nah never own and never use one.
|Making the bike it's own workbench...|
Hope I know what I'm doing... else its gonna be one expensive experiment to replace a fork.
(Nah-- I'm leaving a liiiiittle more just in case)
Pipe cutter blade checked
Pre-scored lined check
Length measured-- checked and doubly... triply... quadruply checked
Pretty good. A little filing to bevel up the slightly expanded cut edge due to the pressure of the blade pressing on it and all's good to go...
Still a considerable amount left compared to what I normally leave for spacer stacks but then got to cater for those funny bars to switch around to on "touring"/ cruising modes..
Update: Just realize this morning the converted seatclamp spacer doesn't sit flush. Another Salsa Lovelip does a better job.