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Seatpost shims ... any disadvantage ?(2 posts)

Seatpost shims ... any disadvantage ?Tahoe Gator
Apr 17, 2003 9:40 AM
I have a Klein Quantum which has a 31.6 mm seatpost. The only seatposts that will fit that I know of are mountain bike posts. "Considering" a carbon post to dampen the ride a bit (another question I guess), but would need to use a shim to get from 31.6 down to 27.2 or somewhere in between. Any disadvantages besides weight? Any sort of max gap to shim, etc?
None I've found in five years.retro
Apr 17, 2003 9:49 AM
That sounds like a large gap to shim, but I can't think of any reason it would make a difference, really. I've used a shim to put a Thudbuster post on my mountain bike for four or five years, and I never even remember it's there until I have to pull the post for something.
Warning, though: If you're worried about the weight of a little piece of aluminum, you may be demonstrating the first signs of weight-weeniness.