Re: [CR]Cutting a steering tube the easy way

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Date: Sun, 6 Jul 2003 07:26:11 -0700 (PDT)
From: "David Feldman" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Cutting a steering tube the easy way
In-Reply-To: <>

Before becoming addicted to the Park cutting guide, I cut threaded steerers by jamming two top headset cups together to guide the blade on the fork side of the cut, let the scrap fall on the floor, filed the top of the remaining steerer flat, and then backed the headset races off thus cleaning the threads. It is necessary to use steel top cups for this--check the metal recycling at your LBS.
David Feldman
Vancouver, WA

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> In a message dated 7/5/03 3:33:38 PM Pacific

\r?\n> Daylight Time,

\r?\n> writes:



\r?\n> > Phil Brown has the ticket. Sure, the Stein tool is

\r?\n> nice, but a cheapo

\r?\n> > steel threaded top race works fine. Why spend the

\r?\n> money when you

\r?\n> > probably have one sitting in your drawer??

\r?\n> >


\r?\n> I use two cheapo races, spaced apart enough to leave

\r?\n> just blade clearance. I

\r?\n> cut conduit for a living, so I'm used to a hacksaw,

\r?\n> but the threads tend to

\r?\n> turn the blade a bit, and being fussy, I really like

\r?\n> the steerers cut as square

\r?\n> as possible.

\r?\n> Stevan Thomas

\r?\n> Alameda, CA