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Old 04-06-05, 03:23 PM   #1
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Cut my own seatpost?

My Titec KnockPost came in from Jenson today. Its one schweet looking post but it sure is long. Inserted all the way, it touches the housing of the water bottle eyelet from the inside of the seattube and wont go any further. Even pushed all the way down, it is way too high. I have a Dremel and some cut off discs designed to cut metal i.e. steel, aluminum etc.. Its okay for me to cut off an inch or so on the post right? I mean, I dont need a special "seatpost cutting tool" do I?
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Old 04-06-05, 03:26 PM   #2
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My Titec KnockPost came in from Jenson today. Its one schweet looking post but it sure is long. Inserted all the way, it touches the housing of the water bottle eyelet from the inside of the seattube and wont go any further. Even pushed all the way down, it is way too high. I have a Dremel and some cut off discs designed to cut metal i.e. steel, aluminum etc.. Its okay for me to cut off an inch or so on the post right? I mean, I dont need a special "seatpost cutting tool" do I?
As long as you remember that your "min insert line" will move up the same amount that you cut off go ahead and cut it. Typically I use a Park guide to make sure I get it straight when I use a hacksaw, but as long as you dress the ends using a Dremel shouldn't be an issue
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one tip I saw somewhere was to put a pipe clamp on things of that nature to act as a straight line. A pipe clamp being the steal belt with a screw to tighten.
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As long as you remember that your "min insert line" will move up the same amount that you cut off go ahead and cut it. Typically I use a Park guide to make sure I get it straight when I use a hacksaw, but as long as you dress the ends using a Dremel shouldn't be an issue
Can you use a pipe-cutter for this job???
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I cut 40mm off my seatpost with a dropsaw. Took 2 seconds.
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pipe cutters? Plier like, I doubt it. The clamp type with the cutting wheel maybe. I think the dremmel or a hack saw would be best though.
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To do it pretty, use a pipe cutter for sure. But, who sees the end of your seat post? I would hack-saw it as straight as possible then hit it with a mill-bastard.
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I had to chew mine in two to make it shorter. That's back before the hacksaw was invented ya know..... 1993
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Dont forget to file the edges when your done and get rid of the burs
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