|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.