Re: [CR] steerer tube repair


Date: Sat, 6 Feb 2010 19:39:11 +0000
From: <csfelix@comcast.net>
To: M-gineering <info@m-gineering.nl>
In-Reply-To: <4B6DC3F5.5090609@m-gineering.nl>
Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR] steerer tube repair


Maybe. From what I remember seeing there was a taper to the splice, which might prevent such concentration. Inspections would be a good idea.

Not sure how various parts of the steerer tube get stressed, including by the stem wedge.

Cecilio Felix Oakland CA

----- Original Message ----- From: "M-gineering" <info@m-gineering.nl> Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Sent: Saturday, February 6, 2010 11:33:09 AM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific Subject: Re: [CR] steerer tube repair

csfelix@comcast.net wrote:
> Bernie used this method to save a really nice but damaged Lejeune. I'm also confident in the repair. The machined part he used to splice the joint is pretty beefy,

That is not necessarely a good thing. as a large change in stiffness will concentrate the stresses and reduce fatigue strenght.

-- mvg

Marten Gerritsen
Kiel Windeweer
Netherlands