Seatube reaming….. any ideas for a bodge?
You can bodge a ream with an old seatpost but I wouldn’t do it on a decent frame – you define what decent is.
Basically, get a cheap seatpost of the right size and using a hacksaw or a file cut teeth into the end – basically making the end of the post pointy. Then just turn it slowly in the frame to clear out the ‘fur’.Posted 5 years ago
thanks for the replies chaps….. I took it to my LBS to get faced, and it took me a while to explain to them what that was, and I had to wait while they ordered the tool 😯
Looking to do this tonight, so may go the way of a flappy drill – screwfix is on the way home.
Watch out for a later post: “help – how to remove flapper wheel from seat tube!”Posted 5 years ago
I’m building-up a charge duster that I bought on here a while ago. So far so good – really happy with the powdercoating from Triple S.
However, trying to fit the seat-post (27.2) last night, I couldn’t get more than a few inches into the frame before it wouldn’t go any further. I didn’t gt it stuck – but I fear it would have if I’d have tried to push it further.
I think the frame may have previously had a seat-post stuck in it, and as a result the inside of the seat tube is a bit “furred-up”. Any ideas about how to address this?
my current plan involves a bit of wet-and-dry paper on a stick….. anyone got any better ideas?
TaPosted 5 years agobigblackshedSubscriber
wwaswas – Member
I had to wait while they ordered the tool
I guess that’s a plus and a minus;
minus – they didn’t have one already
plus – they were prepared to invest in a tool for what’s clearly not a job they do very often…
batfink – Member
it took me a while to explain to them what that was,
Second quote = “The LBS didn’t have a clue” = “Go somewhere else or DIY”Posted 5 years agoimp999Member
It isn’t something silly like you need a 27mm seat tube is it?Posted 5 years ago
Home made reamer out of a correct size seatpost with 4 slots cut up it(burrs removed) is my favourite.
The flapper wheel will take off material from places that are already to size as well as the under-size areas.
It isn’t something silly like you need a 27mm seat tube is it?
nah, it defo takes a 27.2…. and it goes in a few inches then steadily gets jammed. When I got the frame it looks like it’d had a post stuck in it previously, so wouldn’t be suprised if it was a but furred-up (it’s a steel frame).
I’ve cheaped-out and gone for the flap wheel! Will be super-gentle with it…… extremely low rpm for a few seconds only. Will report back in a few daysPosted 5 years ago
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