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Lug practice: Fitting the "top tube" to the lug. | by jimgskoop
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Lug practice: Fitting the "top tube" to the lug.

Today I learned: Raw tubes and lugs never fit well. Never sand/file the tube, only the lug. Use a half-round file to open up the lug socket so it's a loose fit over the tube. Since there's no good way to clamp a lug, this is a painful, file-into-the-skin-on-your-fingers process. Lugs suck. However, they do make a good template to scribe around for the tube's miter. Did I mention I cut myself, and my hands are really sore/tired now? Yep.

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Taken on May 11, 2015