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Old 08-21-08, 04:47 AM   #1
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fork tube

the navy is going to cut my steering tube on my fork for me..... can someone give me a link to how... that i can print.


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I wouldn't trust the government to do anything right the first time. You can google around as good as I can.
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i came here because its a bicycle website and i live on the base with theses guys and there some of the best people ive ever met.........so if you dont have anything good to say dont say anything at all.
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i came here because its a bicycle website and i live on the base with theses guys and there some of the best people ive ever met.........so if you dont have anything good to say dont say anything at all.
The fact your friends are good at other things doesn't mean they know anything about bicycle mechanics. Cutting a fork isn't "rocket science" but you only get one chance to do it right. The term "measure twice, cut once" certainly applies here.

You didn't say what the fork steerer is made of and you didn't specify threaded or threadless. What tools you have available? Do you have the tools to seat the crown race? Don't get huffy if your cryptic question gets a wise-ass answer.

There have been several threads here in the past that discuss cutting a steerer so a search should find them. Park tools' web site has a section on cutting and fitting steerers that you should read first. Look here:

http://www.parktool.com/repair/readhowto.asp?id=111
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Old 08-21-08, 10:36 AM   #5
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Yes, the park tools site is a good reference in general. If you've got access to a library, books like Zinn and the Art of Mountain (or Road) Bike Maintenance would be great for learning the basics on up.
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