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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 5:35 pm 
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What's the best way of measuring external tube diameters?

Want an accurate way of quickly measuring tubing on frames....any advice, tools people use etc...??


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vernier calipers or dividers and ruler

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Cool....thought it would be something like that - do you happen to know a good source or shall I just root round eBay?


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 6:09 pm 
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http://www.google.co.uk/products?q=digi ... ucts&hl=en

Quick search for ones with a digital readout- mechanical ones be cheaper!
I'd try first at yer local hardware or even model shop- I got mine from a model train place years ago............

Online, I'd go to www.screwfix.com:

http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat/pro ... 8&id=38291

http://www.screwfix.com/search.do;jsess ... h=dividers


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Nice one, thanks :wink: :)


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Location: Scotland!!!!!! Yay, at last, only 4 years waiting!
saw a digital one of these recently in the most unlikely place, i thinkit was the Woolworths Xmas catalogue; pretty sure it was super cheap too.

Ok, so it's not going to be a piece of pro kit, but will probably do the job most of us would want it for.

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Mechanical are the way to go if you do not use them regularly as the battery always seems to die when you want to read an accurate figure on a digital gauge.


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I got my digital ones from Aldi pretty cheap (£10?) , they seem to have them in now and again.


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Thanks everyone, I ordered some from Screwfix in the end, should get these in the next day or two :)


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