Help a Noob Build a Bike

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Re: Help a Noob Build a Bike

Post by DSKla » Sat Jan 21, 2017 1:38 pm

Seems like only a few millimeters. Don't have it near me but around 5mm I'd guess. I found a pipe cutter online for $18. Maybe I can cut off the affected strip and bring it in for reaming and facing? Or should I just try to have all of that material faced off and forego the pipe cutter? There are tons of bike shops in my area so chances are I can find one willing to charge me for the service. Many of them will let you use their tools in their workspace for cheap or free, as well.

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Re: Help a Noob Build a Bike

Post by Gilberto de Piento » Sat Jan 21, 2017 4:38 pm

I'd skip the pipe cutter and ask some shops if the reamer/facer will do it. You may find someone who has addressed this issue before.

You might also try posting this issue on a bike forum for more opinions.

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Re: Help a Noob Build a Bike

Post by enigmaT120 » Sat Jan 21, 2017 7:37 pm

I agree with the pipe expander idea, if you can find one that will go down to that small of a diameter. They are made for exhaust pipes, to make it easier to fit mufflers and stuff on.

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