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Compact Frame, Carbon pillar(2 posts)

Compact Frame, Carbon pillarripSRV
Mar 5, 2002 12:40 PM
Do 27.2 diameter seat tubes normally have the same inside dimension throughout? My ex 27.2 XTR pillar went in about 4" and "hit bottom". What I mean is a new carbon seatpost (1" longer) won't go any deeper into the frame than the ex.

If this seattube is butted, wouldn't the middle of tube be wider than the ends?

I have looked inside with a bright flashlight and cannot detect any flaw or noticable change in the aluminum tube.

Since I just paid $80.00 for the new pillar I hesitate to cut it. Any comments from the masses will be appreciated.

Another question. Why does Easton tell the user NOT to grease a carbon seatpost?
answer to one of your questionsoffrhodes
Mar 5, 2002 4:06 PM
Carbon and grease will cause the post to slide, and some grease may be harmfull to carbon (don't know if any bike grease would though). OCLV frames state the same thing, not to use grease in the seatpost. As far as the post not going down, is it possible you are hitting the waterbottle bolt?

Paul
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