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Klein owners who have replaced their stock seatposts(8 posts)

Klein owners who have replaced their stock seatpostsDark Sonix
Jul 30, 2002 6:00 AM
Since 31.6 is not a common size for seatposts, what did you purchase to replace the stock post?

If you went for a shim, what size post did you get?

Thanks. Trying to get ideas for replacement for the Icon post.
Well, this was on an MTB, but I got a ThomsonFiver
Jul 30, 2002 6:41 AM
A possible downside for road bike use is that Thomson's layback posts don't offer as much setback as many other brands. And because their post clamps are fairly wide, even if you're currently running a straight post you may need to go with a layback to get your saddle in the right position.
i do need some setback, thanks for the heads up (nm)Dark Sonix
Jul 30, 2002 7:16 AM
re: Klein owners who have replaced their stock seatpostsjohnnybegood
Jul 30, 2002 6:42 AM
Thomson Elite. Available in either black or silver. I ordered mine in silver from Colorado Cyclist as an upgrade on a Dura Ace build kit, but better internet prices are available. Not the lightest, but nice looking and bulletproof!!
Thompson layback for me. I avoid using shims whenever I can.Spoke Wrench
Jul 30, 2002 12:02 PM
I think that I also have a loooong Bontrager straight clamp seatpost that's the right diameter in my junk box.
shim questionDark Sonix
Jul 30, 2002 1:54 PM
why do you avoid shims? is there something inherently flawed with using them? would i be inviting possible failures, etc.?
Not in so far as I know.Spoke Wrench
Jul 30, 2002 2:27 PM
It just seems a little more more elegent to me to have parts that match without using shims.
shim and Campy carbon post. no problems. nmNo_sprint
Jul 31, 2002 5:40 AM