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  • Cutting steerer tube
  • Gareth_Uglow
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    Any tips? Got some new rigid Singular steel forks, with a dirty great steel steerer about a foot long. Any tips other than hold in a clamp and chop to desired length? I can’t see how the cut is that critical, as long as about 75% of the stem has steerer in it, if you see what I mean. Anyone made some DIY saw guides to keep it perpendicular?

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    nickc
    Full Member

    use an old stem as a guide.

    piedidiformaggio
    Free Member

    or get a pipe cutter & use that

    PeterPoddy
    Free Member

    Personally, I’d not cut a steerer to under 200mm because it makes them so much easier to sell on later if you need to

    I_Ache
    Free Member

    I normally use an axe.

    Raise it above my head shut my eyes and swing.

    I have lost a couple of forks using this method but when it works its really good.

    takisawa2
    Full Member

    A pipe cutter might struggle on a steel steerer.
    Jubilee clip & a hacksaw is all you need.
    And as peterpoddy said, leave the steerer at 200mm.

    user-removed
    Free Member

    Aah! Jubilee clip – good one! I’ve been putting off cutting mine down purely down to fear of c0cking it up! (Strides off to find hacksaw…).

    Gareth_Uglow
    Free Member

    nice one, cheers guys. Good point about leaving it long – I was all set to chop it to 170mm.

    Now, where’s that axe…

    stratobiker
    Free Member

    An old stem with an old spacer to put the blade against. 🙂

    gavtheoldskater
    Free Member

    i tried all manner of www forum advice methods, then bought a park tool guide and have never looked back.

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