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Old 12-22-2019, 06:17 PM
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It's Not Every Day......You Take a Hacksaw to Your Frame

We finally got around to lopping off that 2cm I didn't really need.
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Old 12-22-2019, 06:24 PM
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I've thought about doing that to a frame or two, but never pulled the trigger.

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Old 12-22-2019, 06:34 PM
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I've thought about doing that to a frame or two, but never pulled the trigger.

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It took some time and thinking. We had a friend who is a woodworker cut the blocks so we knew they were square. Meant to do it earlier this year but the season got ahead of us. Actually came up about 6mm short on that guide so had to freehand the last bit. It just meant more milling but worked out fine.
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Old 12-22-2019, 06:40 PM
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awesome. it's just steel, everything can be fixed, if needed.
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Old 12-22-2019, 06:51 PM
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Are there non-visible counter sunk screws holding the lower guide plate to the top of the outside wooden block?
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Old 12-22-2019, 06:52 PM
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awesome. it's just steel, everything can be fixed, if needed.
There is always more bikes :-)
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Old 12-22-2019, 06:53 PM
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That's awesome! What frame is that?
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Old 12-22-2019, 06:53 PM
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Are there non-visible counter sunk screws holding the lower guide plate to the top of the outside wooden block?
You sir are correct.
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Old 12-22-2019, 06:54 PM
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That's awesome! What frame is that?
58cm Gunnar Sport. Long story but I used to ride a 56 and ended up with this 58. Fits fine, just too tall up front.
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Old 12-22-2019, 07:10 PM
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on the other hand, Bilinkey does take hacksaws to people's frames probably close to every day

good work, my gunnar sport is one of the finest riding bikes i have had the pleasure of riding. does yours have a steel fork too?
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Old 12-22-2019, 07:15 PM
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on the other hand, Bilinkey does take hacksaws to people's frames probably close to every day

good work, my gunnar sport is one of the finest riding bikes i have had the pleasure of riding. does yours have a steel fork too?
This is true.

Yes indeed it has a steel fork. Both my Gunnars do.
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Old 12-22-2019, 07:26 PM
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Wish I'd had the gumption to do this to my Peg last year...

Paint come through it okay?

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Old 12-22-2019, 07:32 PM
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Wish I'd had the gumption to do this to my Peg last year...

Paint come through it okay?

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No problem at all. Steady and talented hand (not mine) and a very high quality new blade.
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Old 12-23-2019, 07:10 AM
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Good for you. Yup, more than a few Gunnars come with long head tubes but it's just a steel tube, consistent thickness, pretty burley to boot. Thanks for documenting the exercise.

The guy doing the work, what kind of degree does he have?

(An inside joke, how many bike shop people have college degrees..)
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Old 12-23-2019, 07:31 AM
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I performed this on a couple of Pegs that I once had. A head tube facing tool spiffed it right up.
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