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 Post subject: Hacksaws & Handlebars
PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 12:14 pm 
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I have an Easton EA30 riser bar fitted to my Kona and my god it is wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiide .. would like to lob off a couple of cm's from each end and was planning to use a hacksaw ..

Anyone done this, any pitfalls I need to be aware of .. will it completely knacker it ???


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Best is to use a plumber pipe cutter .

much better .


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 1:27 pm 
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Don't fancy the call out charge on that job !

Can you send me a link to the kind of thing you're talking about .. far too many weird looking tools appearing on the google search.


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I always use a hacksaw. Unless you know for certain what width you want the bars to be its a good idea to move your grips etc inboard and try it out before lopping the end of the bar off. Amazing the difference 1/2" makes. If you do use a hacksaw make sure to cut it straight, and then file both the inside and outside.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 4:14 pm 
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I've always used the plumbers tool or a couple of jubilee clips as guides and a hacksaw.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 6:24 pm 
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this is the one,excellent little tool :)
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/3-22mm-MINI-TUBE- ... dZViewItem


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 10:23 pm 
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Plumbers pipe cutter mate !! Use one evry day at work !! Small tool readily available at Wickes, B&Q etc, for around £2.99 for a cheapy !!

The only way to cut with a pucker finish !!!


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 12:04 am 
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Why would anyone use risers?
Surely they are the work of Satan? :shock:


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2006 12:03 am 
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yep deelam. risers have no place on this forum.
John, please flex what little muscle you have :wink:

Always used hacksaw without problem, just file it square and use some fine wet n dry to radius the cut.


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