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To cut down the head tube I'd use a pipe cutter. You can pick these up at Home Depot. It'll make a nice straight cut. Only thing is the tool might mess up the paint a bit.

You want your upper and lower bearing races to be parallel so if you hack the top of the tube and it's not a straight cut then your steering isn't going to be as smooth.

Any bike shop that's worth a damn should have tools to ream the head tube and surface it so the bearing races will sit right.

What I would do is get out the trusty torch and heat that top bracket and bend it down so the bolt will go into it.
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