Dale I was thinking along your lines though I think a sanding flap wheel on a shaft would work. I remember using this method 15ish years back. Chrome is a pain to remove but it can be done. As last resort a basic adjustable reamer is only around $30 and will take that stuff down lickity split. best, Brandon"monkeyman"Ives Vancouver, B.C. until May
On Sunday, Mar 12, 2006, at 20:20 US/Pacific, email@example.com wrote:
> I hate to tell you but it sounds like you had it improperly chromed...
> It should have only been dipped in the tanks maybe an inch or so above
> the fork crown race, not involving the area where the stem is > inserted.
> We have reamers in the shop but wouldn't want to use them on a chromed
> surface. The hones are not much good either on a chromed surface.
> I would consider trying to file the chrome away but who knows what you
> will get?
> Sorry I can't be more encouraging..
> Dale Brown
> Greensboro, NC USA
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rodney Handsfield <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
> Sent: Sun, 12 Mar 2006 22:07:05 -0600
> Subject: [CR]Reaming/Honing Fork Steering Tube
> I recently had the fork on my Colnago Super rechromed and the inside
> diameter of the steerer tube is now too small to easily fit the stem.
> I've heard of various recommendations such as reamers, brake hones and
> flex hones to cure this problem. Does anyone on the list have
> experience with and sources for these tools? thanks, Rodney
> novice reamer and honer in windy Wichita, Kansas.