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Re: Handy maintenance tips - Old school (and not so old)

Postby warthog1 » Fri May 24, 2013 7:50 pm

find_bruce wrote:Works just as well with a steel steerer tube - not much aluminium used for plumbing. You just need to take it slowly when winding the cutter in.


Nice, thanks. I hadn't considered it would work on steel. I figured it was designed for copper, which is fairly soft.
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Re: Handy maintenance tips - Old school (and not so old)

Postby barefoot » Fri May 24, 2013 10:54 pm

warthog1 wrote:I haven't done it myself, but a bloke in my old club used a hacksaw on his carbon steerer. 2 stainless hose clamps, a hacksaw blade width apart, as a guide. :)

I have done it myself.

Not even with the hose clamps.

Just a fine hacksaw blade, on a carbon steerer wrapped in a bit of electrical tape.

It cut clean. No problem.

I haven't died yet :oops:

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Re: Handy maintenance tips - Old school (and not so old)

Postby Duck! » Fri May 24, 2013 11:19 pm

A fine blade will cut carbon cleanly whether you tape/guide it or not. Guides are only necessary for ensuring the cut is straight.
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.
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Re: Handy maintenance tips - Old school (and not so old)

Postby Nobody » Fri May 24, 2013 11:54 pm

barefoot wrote:I have done it myself.

Not even with the hose clamps.

Just a fine hacksaw blade, on a carbon steerer wrapped in a bit of electrical tape.

It cut clean. No problem.

I haven't died yet :oops:
Give it time... :P
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