Why not just use a pipe cutter? The end of the tube is then dead on straight and you clean up the ridge that is left with a file and emery paper.
Rick Chasteen, Kansas City
> In a message dated 9/21/01 6:21:21 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org 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