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    Stamping serial numbers

    I still find it challenging to stamp serial numbers in the bottom bracket. It's not so easy to get everything correctly orientated, I need a very accurate and powerful strike with the hammer, if the first strike is not right it is not so easy to avoid a double number, problems with the BB going out of round, etc. Is it just me? Any suggestions? Seems like a jig would be a nice idea?

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    When I did them on the shell I put a piece of round stock in there to keep from smooshing the tube. Now I just do it in the fillet because brass is soft and I think it's cool.

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    Joel's serial numbers on Clockwork bikes are beautiful! Check out his solution to serial numbering.
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    Thanks guys those are both great ideas!

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