[CR] steerer tube repair


From: jim abt <jamesabt@charter.net>
To: <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Fri, 5 Feb 2010 12:42:20 -0600
Subject: [CR] steerer tube repair


Hi all: I made a quick visit to the archives and did a search and came up empty on how to repair the steer tube on a fork. I had come upon an old Ataya with a pretty sweet crown on the fork that is the main reason why I purchased the bike. I got it out of the box to find that the stem was seized in the steer tube because both steer tube and stem were ovalized and the result was an ugly circumstance to the the threaded portion of the steer tube that makes the fork completely scrap. I am looking for a solution to the problem that looks like it would need someone who knows how to replace the old steer tube on a fork with a new one, if even possible without replacing the entire fork.

If I can't find the repair solution to work I would be then looking for someone who would have a replacement fork somewhere out there in vintage bike land. The steer tube would have to be a minimum 5-3/4" long and have the threading for an Atala item # 110479925628 to see the photos. I am not as inetrested in keeping the colors as I am in the intial A and the dual crown if the gray color is not present and the fork is stripped down to the chrome that would be fine. If anyone could be of help I would be interested in knowing how much it would cost for that help. Thank you.

Jim Abt
Wausau, Wi. USA