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28.8 Seatpost?(4 posts)

28.8 Seatpost?Brian T
May 7, 2001 7:09 PM
I want to purchase a longer seatpost in order to compensate for a frame that's a tad too small. So I look on the old one, and it says "28.8" The problem is, I don't know who makes this odd size. Is there a better option here?
re: 28.8 Seatpost?tommyb
May 7, 2001 7:18 PM
American Classic makes a road seatpost in 28.6, but I've never seen a 28.8 before. If you can, I'd suggest measuring the old one with calipers before buying anything.
May 8, 2001 9:20 AM
I have one of these - mine is a vuela. Otherwise, try a narrower one with a collar - LBS/Web should be able to sort...
re: 28.8 Seatpost?SeatPoster
May 7, 2001 7:34 PM
I've also got a 28.8 seatpost and I'll tell you what my shop told me.

They pulled out a ruler and said see here? one millimeter. now, visualize 2 tenths of that.

When you tighten the clamp you should be fine since it will compress a bit, although this may depend on your frames design and material. It worked for me and I haven't had any trouble for 2 years, but again, yours may not work... I suggest you see if your LBS has an old, used 26.6 in a parts bin that you can try. If it works for you, buy a good seatpost from them.

Maybe some of the shop guys on this board have an opinion.