Re: [CR]Help on cutting a steerer tube


Example: Framebuilders:Brian Baylis
From: <Philcycles@aol.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2001 22:26:11 EDT
Subject: Re: [CR]Help on cutting a steerer tube
To: witt@visi.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


In a message dated 9/21/01 6:21:21 PM, witt@visi.com writes:

<< Right now I just plan to run some headset ring on the thing, cut the tube with a hack saw, and then use the ring to smooth out the threads as I run it off. Sounds too easy, so there must be some detail I've not thought of... >>

Then get a half round file and clean up the inside of the steerer. Then I get some aluminium oxide cloth and very carefully go around the top of the steerer to ease the sharp edge you will get because you used a new sharp 32 tooth hack blade. Watch your fingertips! And of course you measured very carefully by installing the head set without the locknut making sure you weren't cutting it too short. And then you measured again. Phil Brown