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Bringing new bike back to shop to cut down carbon steerer(6 posts)

Bringing new bike back to shop to cut down carbon steererFez
Jul 22, 2003 8:25 AM
They won't charge me for this final cut, but I was wondering how big of a job it is for them so I can tip accordingly.

Do they have to pull the fork off the bike to make the final cut?

Or do they keep the bike in the workstand, remove the stem and topcap, cut the appropriate centimeters off the steer tube, file off burrs, and reinstall the stem and topcap without having to remove the fork?
re: Bringing new bike back to shop to cut down carbon steererNo_sprint
Jul 22, 2003 8:31 AM
No fork removal is necessary. It's a quick, easy job. My shop has a clamp they put on there that keeps the blade straight.
Ok, thanksFez
Jul 22, 2003 8:39 AM
I'm bringing a pack of brew for the crew anyway.
They'll like that.No_sprint
Jul 22, 2003 8:44 AM
The clamp also prevents the fork from falling.
Ok, thanksrussw19
Jul 23, 2003 9:44 AM
That's always the perfect tip!

Russ
I take the fork out.Spoke Wrench
Jul 22, 2003 8:44 AM
It's still only about a 15 minute job including a reasonable amount of polite chit-chat.