1970 peugeot PX-10 fixie, 2002 Team Fuji road bike
Seatpost size question
I have a 1970 Peugeot PX10, the seatpost that is/was in there is a size 26.2, It can go in and out but there is a lot of difficulty, much more than on my newer bikes. I totally cleaned out inside the seat tube. When I took it out once, I twisted in one direction around and around and around until it finally came out and now the seatpost has some shallow swirls where the frame cut into the post a little bit. It seemed like a freak occurence because it hasn't done it since and there might have just been something loose in there. I'm wondering if maybe the correct size is 26.0 mm? Would a 26.2 seatpost even fit into the 26 sized frame in the first place?
2005 Specialized HardRock Sport, 1996 Schwinn Sierra
I think I saw on Sheldon's website that if you forced too large a seatpost in there, you'd halve some deformation of the seat tube, or you'd be checking his site on how to get that seatpost out, not talking about some scratches.
I agree with the sandpaper idea. Clean, sand, and clean again; then grease.