Join Date: May 2008
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Bikes: Giant FCR3, Surly LHT
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Surly LHT steer tube question... from Korea!
Hi all. I just got my LHT delivered to me here in Korea, my new home. However, the complete bike has an uncut steer tube
There is a rather huge language barrier between me and the bike shop that I have commissioned to assemble the bike. Apparently, from what I can tell, Korean bikes ALWAYS come with the tube pre cut and this guy was looking at my fork like it was from mars. He told me in broken Korenglish that he could "finish" the bike tomorrow at 6pm. I do not know if he needed to get a special tool to cut the tube or if he just didnt have time to do it then and there. I did see him eyeballing a hack saw in the corner of the room.
Do you use a hack saw to cut the tube or do you need a motorized cutter? Should I let this guy cut my tube or not? He has metals and pictures of himself all over the walls racing and winning. I am pretty sure he knows what he is doing but I wanted to check with you guys.
How long should the tube be? Just long enough to fit all the spacers they send you plus the stem or should it be longer? I have no experience with cutting these tubes either. Any info would be great to easy my troubled mind!