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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:17 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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Hi all,

I picked up one of these today for my girlfriends bike as the chrome on her forks is wrecked. It's a normal size steerer and her bike is small so the threads need to be cut down.

Looks like this one, it's got too dark outside for proper pictures I'm afraid.

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I'm quite happy with the procedure but I've since seen a few nice bikes on here with the very same forks and I hate to cut up anything hard to replace.

I can get a regular 531 fork instead so are the Columbus too good to cut or are they common?

She won't care either way, there is a little surface rust on them that will clean off and the alternative is an immaculate silver pair of 531 forks.

What to do, what to do?

Thanks in advance.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:48 pm 
Old School Hero
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It's a real bitch to cut threads on a chrome steerer,most shops are reluctant to do it because it knackers there expensive tools,might be worth checking before you get the hack saw out :D


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:53 pm 
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So.. Worth keeping or just too much hassle to cut?

Thanks in advance :D


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