Re: [CR]Reaming a Campy two bolt seatpost

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Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2008 11:51:09 +1300
From: "Wayne Davidson" <>
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Subject: Re: [CR]Reaming a Campy two bolt seatpost
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Hi all, brake hones and alloy, its a bloody slow process, I could bore one out in the lathe at work far quicker. If you wanted to remove 1.00mm in total ID, that 2 cuts in the lathe, less than 5 minutes cutting and about 3 minutes to set up. I'd really hate to say how much time it would take to hone out 1.00mm, hours to be honest. A hones real job is to take the highs from the surface finish and form a x hatch pattern for the seals to bed in on. The same goes for engine cyclinder bores. Cutters are required for metal removal.......regards wayne davidson Invers NZ.........

Bianca Pratorius wrote:
> The owner of my LBS showed me a trick today that he uses on all his
> older Campy seatposts. He uses a brake hone with and extension. This
> is a three padded device that slowly removes excess metal. He said
> that he uses the drill and goes slowly over a few minutes to get the
> wall thickness down to a predetermined level from top to bottom.
> Garth Libre in Miami Florida USA