The spirit is willing...
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Ottawa, ON
Bikes: 2013 custom, 1994 Marinoni Special, 1934 Macleans Featherweight, 1984 Bertrand, 2011 self-built custom
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Lug prep: suggestions for mandrel?
Received tubes, lugs etc. in the mail recently, and after much reading, I'm ready to start work on my first frame. I'm interested in doing some finishing work on my lugs, and as far as I can see, using a mandrel is the best way to hold them.
I tried using a mtn bike quill stem, and it's not bad, but I'm afraid the wedge style binder will deform the lug by pushing it out-of-round.
Are my fears founded? Any other recommendations for a basement set-up? (I'm not looking to get into the business or anything, so investing in purpose made tools such as this are not in the cards.)
Looking forward to hearing some suggestions!