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Markgee

Member since Feb 2011 • Last active Oct 2019

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    I bought this butt checker about a year ago and I basically forgot I even had it. I am selling some stuff as my workshop is tiny and I need to clear some room.

    It's one of these https://farrframeworks.com/farr-tools/fa­rr-frameworks-butt-checker cost $125 + postage + duties + rip off royal mail handling fee. Came in well over £150 and I had to wait ages until he made another batch.

    How does £120 sound? Can be collected from Sutton or Richmond in Surrey.

    *Butt checking innuendo greatly appreciated**

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    My thoughts exactly :D

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    A sleeve will help but it still wouldn't be stronger than a brass brazed crown with a one piece (not cut and shut) steerer.

    Each to their own man, let's agree to disagree. We all have our ideas and approach. I've got nothing but love for anyone building 👍

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    I worked down with Geoff Roberts for a few years and he does tons of repairs. I've seen pretty much every bodge and failure that there is, and in my opinion, it will fail. Maybe not today or tomorrow but it will go and you'll wish you hadn't bodged it.

    You have a butted end on a fork steerer for a reason. You would be welding (I'm presuming TIG) on the thinnest part of the steerer and it will create a weakness.

    Just my opinion but I would always replace the whole steerer.

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    I really wouldn't recommend doing this. It's a lot more than a "bodge" IMHO

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    Geoff Roberts?

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    Is the dildo getting candy fadez?

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    Done lots of these, usually when moving a rear from 126 > 130. A lot of people don't but I'd always take out the old bridges and put new ones in.

    It's definitely do able....just make sure you put it back in straight 😁

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    I don't see why you can't. I guess you are just looking for extra clearance?

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