RE: Chopping off post below my nuts
> Did I say chop off my post? I meant seat-tube.
Your subject like is open to some sick interpretation.
> tube. I think I’ll be able to do that with a pipe-cutter,
> but how do I cut that vertical slot at the top
I did this once upon a time, with a simple hacksaw and file. You would need
a pretty heavy duty pipe cutter to slice your frame I think, based on
breaking one or more cheap ones trying to cut Miyata seat posts. Regular
plumbing pipe is made of softer material.
If you work gently, you should be able to do fine with a good hacksaw.
Others who are more metal-working savvy can correct me.
After cutting to length, the same hacksaw can be used to make your slot.
First, drill a hole in the frame where you want the bottom of your slot to
be. Make this hole the width of your desired slot. You may end up drilling
it a little bigger later. Then make two vertical cuts to lead down to the
drilled hole. You do this by holding the saw on an angle. Put something on
the opposite side of the top of the tube to prevent you from cutting into
The bottom of your slot may have some ugliness due to angled cuts from your
saw. If so, you might be able to tidy it up by drilling a larger hole there.
Then clean everything up with a file. After this, you’ll need to protect all
the bare metal you’ve just created. Paint it, nail-polish it, or if you have
my tastes, chrome the whole thing. Otherwise it will rust real fast. Make
sure you haven’t left any edges on the inside of the post to scratch up your
> I personally think that the bottle cage bolts are wasted on a MUni.
They are if you don’t use a water bottle. When my DM ATU was new, I took off
the bottle cage. But I left the bolts there, to fill the holes. They don’t
rattle around or anything.
Stay on top,
John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone
“Vehicularly-Injured Sperm-Count seat: better known by it’s abbreviated
name, Viscount.” David Stone, on saddle preference