Originally Posted by Medpilot
Ahh yes, a hose clamp. Good idea.
I've cut down several steel and aluminum steerers recently using a hacksaw, hose clamp and table vise. Measure twice, then go and measure again. Think about it, take a break and then measure one more time.
Go grab some PVC pipe and practice a couple times till you feel confident.
To be quite honest, you can be a bit uneven on the cut (how straight is straight?). You leave a bit of a gap between the tube and the top of the stem during assembly and the damn things hidden from view.
This is Africa, 1943. War spits out its violence overhead and the sandy graveyard swallows it up. Her name is King Nine, B-25, medium bomber, Twelfth Air Force. On a hot, still morning she took off from Tunisia to bomb the southern tip of Italy. An errant piece of flak tore a hole in a wing tank and, like a wounded bird, this is where she landed, not to return on this day, or any other day.