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I was doing a bit of trial fit yesterday & noticed that the steerer tube is quite short & has only 30mm of clamp area when it comes thru the top of the headtube.
my stem is 40mm stack height so this leaves the steerer tube sitting 10mm below the top of the stem.
The stem is a 2 bolt stem & the top bolt isn't able to clamp onto the steerer tube at all because its so short.
To me this is far from ideal & i cannot see how even a shorter stack stem will work.
The frame uses a integrated headset.
besides getting a new fork, is there anything i can do?
Im thinking of returning the frame, but would like to keep it if I can.
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the question, as you've correctly surmised, is more about the depth of the stem clamp area, and short of finding another stem with less height I would not build or ride that bike.
A stem should be about 3mm proud of the steerer, or as some manufacturers claim in their warranty docs, you should be able to use a 5mm spacer above the stem to ensure against crushing. With the second bolt of a two bolt stem being above the steerer you face unacceptable risk IMO.
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This could be an option to gain some height: http://metallicpoutine.com/headset-bearing-covers/v-1-1/
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