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U.S.E. Alien seat post question.(8 posts)

U.S.E. Alien seat post question.pinarello
Jun 27, 2002 8:59 AM
A reputable bike catalog states you must use a shim with your U.S.E. seat post. How it reads to me is that your bike must take a undersized seat post and you must apply a shim with it to work. But I inquired at a LBS and they said they were putting in same size post. Meaning they were putting in a 27.2 post into a measured 27.2 frame. Any info and maybe there web site would be helpful at this time. Thanks Catapult
no shimDougSloan
Jun 27, 2002 9:08 AM
I have the Alien carbon with no shim on my Bianchi EV2.
re: U.S.E. Alien seat post question.lexington
Jun 27, 2002 9:19 AM
No shim was needed on my Viner, 27.2 post has fit fine with no slipping.

Mitch
USE also sells 25.0Dave Hickey
Jun 27, 2002 9:28 AM
USE comes in both 25.0 and 27.2. Is the shim for 25.0? Possibly the shim is for the post to fit in a 27.2 seat tube.
The USE instructions make it quite clearterry b
Jun 27, 2002 9:40 AM
right off the box mine came in - "you MUST use a smaller diameter post with the supplied shim for MTB, no shim required for road bike application."
The USE instructions make it quite clearpinarello
Jun 27, 2002 10:47 AM
Thanks for putting this one to rest. I will order accordingly. Catapult.
Actually, I think it is just the Suspension posts...biknben
Jun 27, 2002 12:30 PM
The suspension posts require the shims for anything other than 25.0. Their non-suspension posts come in a variety of widths. Even MTB posts.
dunno, butterry b
Jun 27, 2002 2:51 PM
the instructions that came with mine were specifically "carbon" instructions as in they said "carbon", not "suspension." they are also explicit, "you must use the shim if installing the carbon alien seatpost for an MTB application."

pretty sure the website speaks to this point clearly.