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  • I've been told in the past that cutting into an aluminium steerer (presuming the steerer is ally not steel) is a recipe for disaster, presumably because aluminium has a lower fatigue strength than steel.
    Extending threads into a steel steerer is different, although that's difficult enough as it's not that common anymore so the dies that people have are not as sharp. lee cooper told me he could extend the threads on my fork 'at my own risk'...

    Thanks for clarifying.

    I was actually talking yesterday at forum drinks to a member who works in metal work and he said he threaded steel steerers with no problem in the past. He explained that it's all about to using the right compound while cuting... Sounded easy, but it's his job so...

    Now back to that headset problem, I agree with others here, don't go for quill stem if you have a long steerer enough to have a-head. Don't loose the stiffness, don't loose the infinite choice of conponments! Having old bikes, they are all quill stem, it looks good, it works fine, but on at least one of them (the road bike) I wish I had a a-head system...

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