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Old 05-27-05, 11:00 PM   #1
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Who Made a High-Quality Seatpost in 27.3 ?

Hi folks, I recently picked up a vintage Russian-made Ti mountain bike that's fitted with a cheapo Kalloy single bolt seatpost in 27.3... Odd size; I know. I'm wanting to replace it with something like a Syncros 2 bolt post.
After doing a Google search for 27.3 and Syncros, I saw a post on another forum where someone mentiond buying a Syncros post that size. Did they in fact make one in 27.3? Did anyone else make a good post in this odd size? Thanks!
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Old 05-28-05, 06:21 AM   #2
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27.2 and a beer can.
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27.2 and see a machine shop for a 1mm shim.......29erRick.......ride safe.
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27.2 and see a machine shop for a 1mm shim.......29erRick.......ride safe.
Actually cheaper and easier to buy shim material from an auto parts store.
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27.2 and see a machine shop for a 1mm shim.......29erRick.......ride safe.
you mean 0.1 mm, right? that's one tiny shim.
so tiny that you probably won't even need it.
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You mean, 27.2? For .1mm, no shim should be fine. If you need, you can use a little bit of a beer can, but .1mm is almost NOTHING. I bet seatposts/seattubes have more random variation than that...
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I'd go with 27.2 and a quick wrap of Teflon plumber's tape... but I'm cheap
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or ream it out to 27.4
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