Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area - I need a 27mm CARBON seat post for old track frame.??
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Not too sure what forum to post this in....
But I am looking for a carbon seat post for my late 90s Italian built pursuit frame.
I really want a carbon for weight issue.
But can not find one anywhere..
I need a 27mm exact or anything below (as I can use a shim).
Does anyone know anywhere I can get one??
05-21-12, 09:57 AM
27.0 is an old standard that came about before carbon seatposts were being produced. So, the two eras never really overlapped to my knowledge. But you are in luck. You can get a Thomson seatpost in 27.0. I have a carbon seatpost sitting in my toolbox and instead I use my Thomson. The weight difference is miniscule but the strength difference is significant.
You can't go wrong with a Thomson seatpost.
05-21-12, 09:58 AM
If you want to shave weight, cut the excess post from the Thomson after you get the saddle height set.
05-21-12, 10:25 AM
Why not just ream your seat tube to 27.2?
05-23-12, 11:14 PM
Consider USE, UK, they make 25.0 posts and shims, 0.2mm increments, to 27.2,
and a 27.2 post and shims to larger than that.
AlAn, frames used 25.0 posts shed the frames,kept the seatpost.
bought USE shim ,a 25>27, so I fit it onto my RB1.
Hurry, the aluminum ones are in the close out store http://shop.use1.com/category-s/91.htm
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