Cutting carbon bars with a pipe slice….

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  • Cutting carbon bars with a pipe slice….
  • Probably wont be of much use. I find a suitable sized jubilee clip tightend on the bar where you wish to cut makes a neat job when using a hacksaw. Have a practice on a spare piece of pipe first of course. Works great for steerer tubes also.

    eskay
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    I would have thought a pipe slice would fracture the edge of the carbon.

    Mitre block and hand saw would be my choice.

    Premier Icon LeeW
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    If you use lock on grips use one of the locking collars as a guide with a hacksaw.

    Do it outside and don’t breath in the dust.

    NO! It won’t work, pipe slice uses pressure and deformation to part the material, you need a saw.

    Old lock on collar as a guide?

    Leave them wide? Wide bars are great.

    allthepies
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    I would say it’s a recipe for disaster 🙂

    I’ve got a carbon steerer to cut and have just ordered the X-Lite guide from CRC. For £17 it’s peace of mind and I can always flog it on here to recoup some £££ if I find I don’t need it much in the future.

    Holyzeus
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    Using an adjustable one, anyone done it?
    I don’t cut very straight with a hacksaw and it would save me buying a cutting guide.
    Prob know someone with a mitre block though as a plan b

    Yetiman
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    Another vote for using a lock-on grip as a guide. Oh, and a hack saw for cutting.

    legend
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    Lock on + dremmel ftw

    clubber
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    Controversial but could you just learn how to use a hacksaw?

    new blade, gentle pressure, don’t rush it. It really is very simple.

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    Carbon is much softer than metal, should be a fair bit easier to hacksaw?

    Most people are going wider on their bars though, why not swap with someone for a narrower one?

    Holyzeus
    Member

    Cheers guy’s, they are 750 Havoc’s and only taking a small piece off so swap/sell not really an option.
    Lock on’s it is

    Holyzeus
    Member

    Oh and as for cutting straight, i’m pretty good but want them perfectly straight

    boxfish
    Member

    A new 32tpi saw blade goes through carbon steerers/bars like a knife through butter

    eskay
    Member

    Most people are going wider on their bars though, why not swap with someone for a narrower one?

    Not me, mine are chopped right down on my mtb, just like my old RockHopper from the early ’90s. It just feels right.

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