Re: [CR]Reamers, hones, etc.: caution, long winded.

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Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2001 09:39:14 EST
Subject: Re: [CR]Reamers, hones, etc.: caution, long winded.

In a message dated 12/20/2001 9:49:46 PM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

> I use the flex hone only inside the tube and don't insert or remove while it
> is spinning. The brake cylinder hone is the ticket for polishing the very
> top. Since the stones don't splay all over the place when you remove it,
> you can decrease the rpm of the hone while still partially inserted to
> polish the very top of the seat lug opening, then stop it completely and
> remove it. It does no damage to the paint unless you are careless.

I would urge someone using a brake hone for the first time to practice on something else first so you have a feel for what happens as you get near the top of the seat tube and let the stones come out a hair too far. This may depend on the style of hone I suppose, but mine will happily spring outward at an angle damaging paint.

Pete Geurds
Douglassville, PA