Bicycle Mechanics - help for my seat post
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11-12-04, 09:38 AM
hi.... im a tall guy so when i bought my bike it came with a 26.2x270mm seat post... ever since im looking for a seatpost with de correct diameter but larger... a 350 mm i think would be enough... but y problem is that i cant find it! no one sells that size anymore or i dont know what but i cant find it... i need some help on that... im not looknig on great and expensive quality... but i really need one...
11-12-04, 09:52 AM
Shouldn't be too big a problem. You may need a $7 seatpost shim. That is what the shop did when they installed a suspension seatpost on my new Fisher.
11-12-04, 09:55 AM
hmm ok... where can i get it.. ´cause i tought shims only worked for getting post for smaller sizes... not bigger.. or you´re talknig about maing it smaller... how does that works?
11-12-04, 09:56 AM
If you can find a longer seatpost in a smaller diameter, get a shim to make it fit your seat tube. Obviously, finding a longer post in the correct diameter is better, but not always possible.
11-12-04, 10:27 AM
I thought the stock seatpost on Fisher hardtails was a 350 x 29.2 But I could be wrong. I needed a shim because the suspension seatpost was a smaller diameter. I think I went from 26.8 to 29.2.
If yours is an older model they must have used smaller tubing. Sorry.
Edit- I just saw your thread on cro-mo tubing. The aluminum is lighter and they were able to strengthen the frames by increase tubing diameter. You have an older cro-moly Fisher with smaller tubing diameters. Disregard everything I posted. I don't know if you can get a 350mm post or not. You may be able to. I just don't know.
Three to choose from at or longer than 350 mm. aebike.com has the best prices on QBP catalog items.
11-12-04, 01:18 PM
Nashbar.com offers their standard Nashbar ATB Seatpost in 26.2 mm x 350 mm. Attractive price, too.
11-12-04, 03:18 PM
Order the correct size seatpost.
Shims - baaad
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