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Author:  gofunburnman [ Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:46 am ]
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Anyone got one of those fancy guides for cutting a steerer tube nice and straight?

Author:  Trail Pirate [ Fri Aug 05, 2011 10:39 am ]
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Pat has a tubing cutter that will work.

Author:  LIV2RYD [ Fri Aug 05, 2011 10:48 am ]
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Go to the local hardware store and buy a tube cutter. They are usually less than $15 and come in handy for all kinds of jobs. I've worn out a few over the years.

Author:  gofunburnman [ Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:17 am ]
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I've got a tubing cutter. They specifically say not to use one on the carbon fiber steerer

Author:  LIV2RYD [ Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:14 pm ]
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That's because most clowns crush the tube by clamping it too tight. If your careful not to clamp too hard, it will work just fine. Just clamp it on lightly, rotate once, clamp a little more, rotate again etc...I usually run a strip of masking tape over the area before starting also.

I have done seatposts, bars, steerer tubes etc.. this way w/o a single failure but if you screw it up, don't blame me.

Author:  dstroyr [ Fri Aug 05, 2011 2:00 pm ]
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Get some pieces ofPVC tube that will slide over the steerer tube, a couple headset spacers and a hose clamp,the the PVC to the sizes you need and sandwich the spacers. Leaving a gap wider enough for the hacksaw blade the use the hoseclamp to keep it all in place. Cut it with a fine tooth hacksaw blade,.

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