I’m building up a track bike. I’m new to the track, and (at the age of 66) rather inflexible, so I want to experiment with handlebar height before I cut the steerer tube. This experimentation will involve clamping the stem on parts of the steerer tube that are not supported by the steerer tube expander bung. Is this safe, assuming that I don’t exceed the recommended torque of 5 Nm? As soon as I get the position right and the steerer tube cut I’ll set it up correctly, with stem and bung aligned.
in case it makes a difference, it’s a Condor Lavoro frame set.
Many thanks in advance. You can tell that I don’t have much experience in bike mechanics!