Cutting steerer tube. Frayed a bit at the end
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    Cutting steerer tube. Frayed a bit at the end

    Was cutting the steerer tube and right at the end of the cut it frayed a bit. I never turned it and cut straight through.

    Is that okay? I flied the top of it. The pic looks kinda worse then it is
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    You should be fine.

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    Rub it............
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    Put a little clear nail polish in it. When it dries, it will seal the ends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frdfandc View Post
    Put a little clear nail polish in it. When it dries, it will seal the ends.

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    .. or a "slow" curing gap filling super glue you can get from hobby or hardware.

    Obviously, you'd apply only to affected area before assembly... "slow" cures can be around 2-5 minutes... check instructions.

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    Sand it down a bit and carry on. Happens all the time.
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    I 2nd definitely sand it, and yes nail polish sounds like a good bonding agent. BTW next time use proper tools if you didn't.
    Minimal 24 Teeth hacksaw blade, use a steerer cutting guide like from Park.
    Not worth messing up a $300 fork with cheap tools.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oberwil View Post
    I 2nd definitely sand it, and yes nail polish sounds like a good bonding agent. BTW next time use proper tools if you didn't.
    Minimal 24 Teeth hacksaw blade, use a steerer cutting guide like from Park.
    Not worth messing up a $300 fork with cheap tools.
    If you're going to advise using the proper tools I'd go with a carbon specific carbide blade instead of a hacksaw.
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