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Seatpost Shims...(5 posts)

Seatpost Shims...853
Apr 15, 2002 11:55 AM
I just got a new frame that uses a 27.2 seatpost, I have a 27.0 Easton Carbon post that I would like to use. Do they sell a shim that I could use? Any suggestions? I realy don't want to spend another $100.00 dollars.
Bad news...Spoke Wrench
Apr 16, 2002 6:27 AM
I don't think you are going to find a 0.2mm shim and that's not the kind of equipment I'd be comfortable experimenting with.
re: I've tried that without success.dzrider
Apr 16, 2002 6:52 AM
The difference was greater, .4, and it was pretty tricky keeping the shim in place while putting the stem in the frame. Ultimately I couldn't get the bolt tight enough to stop the post from slowly sliding down and then snapped the bolt. Collars may make it easier, but they look to be easier to snap than the bolt I broke.
I have two posts shimmed, but 0.2mm is pretty thin.retro
Apr 16, 2002 8:18 AM
Never had a problem with my Thudbuster w/shim or the cheap Post Moderne I have on my commuter, but the shims are quite a bit thicker than 0.2mm. The good new is that if you make one (would a beer can be too thick?), failure is likely to be slippage rather than collapse, so you won't hurt yourself.
coke can shim...C-40
Apr 16, 2002 8:41 AM
Common aluminum soda cans are .004 inch thick, which is just the thickness needed to make up the difference.