Can you run an english die through an italian threaded steerer to convert the threads to english?
My scenario: I need a fork's italians threads extended. I have an english headset to use. If I were to get it extended I thought I might as well go English. The fork would be an italian fork going on an non-italian frame anyways.
2nd question: If the steerer is chromed, do you see any issues with using a wire wheel to take some chrome off the steerer so it's easier on the tools?
My co-op has the tools for me to do this, but I worry that the die is a little run down. I'll have to double check.