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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 6:23 pm 
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Hey all,
I just got a new crosshairs, and it seems to have a 10mm head tube extension built in. Now I have the problem that if I get the stem/bars where I want it, there's no room for the cable under the stem! The stem is already flipped down, with about 20mm of spacers below it and there's marginally enough room for the cable hanger and cable, but I would like the bars to be about 10mm lower.
This leads to my question, is there a safe way to get rid of the head tube extension? I was thinking maybe a date with a head tube facer? I recall the Fisher mtb team facing their BB shells from 73 to 68 back a couple years ago, but that was on aluminum frames, which are softer then steel and easier to grind at. I don't think there's room for a cutting guide and hacksaw without potentially hitting the top tube.
Also, would anything like removing the extension void the warranty? I most certainly do not want to do that.
Great bike otherwise, it's replacing a 2000 crosshairs and feels a bit more balanced, 300 grams lighter, and the old ritchey dropouts aren't nearly as hot as the waterford ones.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 7:46 pm 
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I think you need one of these:
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It's about 1/4 of the page down here.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 8:49 pm 
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Good call, I'll have to try one of those out. I still think head tube extensions are ugly, but the effort and risk removing it seems to outweigh it's ugliness.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 5:45 pm 
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Yeah, it's not the most attractive device, but it's probably a better idea than chopping up your new, handmade frame.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 4:51 am 
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This may also resolve the issue,
http://store.interlocracing.com/lodrcaha.html


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