fastpedaller wrote:pwa wrote: And unlike with other forks I've had, the steerer is painted. And when I cut it to size the paint at the cut edge behaved very nicely. It didn't flake. It cut cleanly, showing I think that it is well stuck to the metal. That would bode well for anyone buying a steel frame painted that way.
Maybe the factory Spa use have changed things slightly? my steel tourer (2014) steerer tube wasn't painted,
It's possible, I'm only guessing, that the steerer isn't painted but covered as part of the ED coating. That's the case with the current Thorn forks, the steerer is black whatever colour the paint. I'd also assumed Spa's forks would be powder coated like their framsets, and that's pretty thick, I'd have thought thick enough to cause problems fitting the race if on the steerer, which is the usual argument for not painting them. .