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philly: anyone got a pipe cutter?

Old 05-23-07, 06:49 AM
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philly: anyone got a pipe cutter?

I never use the horn section of my chopped and flipped, so i figure I might as well hack them off. doesn't seem worth buying a pipe cutter for one use.
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Old 05-23-07, 10:23 AM
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Ive got a hack saw with a metal cutting blade somewhere. Ill see if I can dig it up.
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Old 05-23-07, 11:00 AM
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small hacksaws are surprisingly effective and probably really cheap at your local hardware emporium
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Old 05-23-07, 11:54 AM
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so are pipe cutters.

5-10 bucks.

then you'll have it to do all kinds of dumb *****... i actually used mine for plumbing last.
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Pipe cutters are cheap - I got one for $5 when I was cutting down some risers. Unless you are using something firm (and not just a line drawn on the bars) or some other sort of guide, it will be hard to get a straight cut across the bars with a hacksaw. Just buy the pipe cutter and either hold onto it for your next set of bars or that friend who buys a set of risers or straights that need to 3 inches taken off each side or give it to your local bike coop. The small hacksaw I own cost $10 plus another $5 for the metal cutting blade. It was for an different project.
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Old 05-23-07, 05:36 PM
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If you want the hack saw I found it. Everyone is right though, these tools are cheap and nice to have.
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