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Old 04-24-14, 03:13 PM   #1
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Cutting Integrate Seatpost

Despite taking all the standard precautions, i.e., using masking tape, rotating the post mid cut, and using a carbon specific blade, I managed to fray about four or five fibers on the inside of the integrated seat post that I just cut. The fray inside the tube is quite short, probably around a 1/4 inch, and, as I mentioned, is comprised of all of 4 or 5 fibers.

Can I snip the fibers off and cover the area with a bit of epoxy and not worry about it being compromised?
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Old 04-24-14, 03:15 PM   #2
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Old 04-24-14, 04:11 PM   #3
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i could do that without the least bit of worry, but some people obsess about everything, so i imagine it's a personal thing. no doubt we'll have a definitive answer shortly...
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It will be fine as long as you don't pull on any of these threads -- if you do the entire frame will unravel. But seriously, it should be fine.
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That frame is totaled...
Seriously, though, epoxy will work fine, we use fiberglass resin in the shop. If you know anyone who works with boats or surfboards, they can hook you up (do not huff, great high, kills brain cells).
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Yea...I was huffing glue before I cut it. Next timed I'll save it until afterward, I guess. Thanks, everyone, for easing my mind.
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