11 January, 2014

Pipe Cutters

Need to cut the top of my steerer tube for a new set of forks. Is it better to use pipe cutters if possible and how accurate would it need to be if I used a hacksaw? Does it need to be like dead straight? THANKS PEOPLE OF YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO . After speaking to others on the web, I found the answer. The top of the steer tube has to be cut perfectly square. If the steer tube is alloy, it is possible to use a tubing cutter. If the steer tube is carbon, you have to use a saw and any kind of cutting guide to get a perfect cut.

Lightweight, easy-to-use Universal Pipe Cutters (UPC) are available to cut 6" – 48" (150-1300 mm) outside diameter ductile iron, cast iron, clay, concrete, s. . .

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  1. Karen Jeffs802 January 10, 2014 at 8:08 pm #
    If you don't have a very good set of pipe cutters or a saw guide have the local bike shop do it for you. I would not take a chance of screwing it up. Have the shop cut it before they install the star nut.
  2. J. XXX January 10, 2014 at 11:20 pm #
    Measure twice, cut once. . . As mentioned above, a star nut installer tool is nice to have when installing the star nut. Have you considered sizing the tube to include a 3mm spacer above.