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Old 09-26-2010, 02:02 AM
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Default Re: how to CHOP a fork

I think that a pipe cutter would have a hard time on a Cr Mo steer tube(Their Really tuff)

The thing I would remember is that you can always cut more off, but you can't put it back on. If its threadless and you don't have a jig you could use masking tape and a felt tip marker to make your cut mark all the way around the tube. A hacksaw with at least a thirty T.P.I. would do the job and a very stable vice. Don't go at it fast just work on long strokes and use as much of the blade as you can. then when your done file the steer tube till its flat. I would make sure you have at least a 1/8th of a inch "buffer"

B.I.T.D. I used to build bike frames that way and steer tubes were a lot thicker than frame tubes.

Spacers are a lot cheaper than forks



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