Re: [CR] Own the right tools - digital calipers

Example: Production Builders:Cinelli

From: "Steven M. Johnson" <>
Date: Sat, 13 Feb 2010 00:15:20 +0000
To: <>
Subject: Re: [CR] Own the right tools - digital calipers

Next, a thread gauge set.

Steven Johnson, Millersville, MD

Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2010 14:39:24 -0600 From: accobra <>

I finally broke down this week and went shopping for a set of digital measuring calipers. I had no idea what they would cost & I wasn't even sure where to buy them. Lo & behold, I quickly found a decent set at my local Home Depot for only $34. Oh my gosh, this tool has opened up a whole new world for me. I'm running around all over my house checking the diameter of those mysterious 3ttt handlebars, Cinelli stems, seatposts which for some reason Avocet saw fit NOT to stamp the size on most of the time, plus a host of other mystery seatposts and misc parts.

Some of you might be shaking your head at my being so far behind the times, tool-wise. But I'm writing this note to the rest of you that are in the same shoes as I was in -- guessing about what parts you have and screwing up the finish on all sorts of handlebars and buying the wrong parts on eBay trying to guess what you need. Bottom line - go out and buy a set of DIGITAL measuring calipers. Digital is the only way to go because it'll quickly tell you the difference between 26.0mm and 26.4mm. No more guessing. It's been one of the best ways I've ever spent $34.

Mark Winkelman
Dallas, Texas USA