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Old 04-18-06, 10:22 AM   #1
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29.2 Post Greatest Length Possible

Any ideas/clues on a 29.2 post (or smaller ie. 27.2 w/shim) that is at least 440?
The longer the better.
I have noticed some telescoping options but having a heck of a time cracking the 29.2 seat tube diameter.
Thanks for any and all help!
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Old 04-18-06, 05:04 PM   #2
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Any ideas/clues on a 29.2 post (or smaller ie. 27.2 w/shim) that is at least 440?
The longer the better.
I have noticed some telescoping options but having a heck of a time cracking the 29.2 seat tube diameter.
Thanks for any and all help!
I just bought one in 350mm last night for my son's Trek MTB. It was the longest size they carried. Kalloy was the mfg. I also did a search on ebay and it was the only seatpost that had 0 items. I found more 27.4 seatposts than that size. Good luck.


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Have the 400mm just need more

The bike came w/the Kalloy 400mm.
Nice post. I just need longer.
Thanks for the input.
Yes, I have been researching and hope someone can provide some hope.
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thompson elites come in 410 and lots of diameters...couldn't find anything longer, though
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Trek/Bontrager makes a variety of 29.2's, as they Peugeot and Specialized are the only three to have briefly used this size, it seems.
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The bike came w/the Kalloy 400mm.
Nice post. I just need longer.
Thanks for the input.
Yes, I have been researching and hope someone can provide some hope.
No offense but if you need longer than 400 mm then your frame is way too small.


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You could use a long 27.2 and a shim.
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Folders and Tandems are unusual

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No offense but if you need longer than 400 mm then your frame is way too small.


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Believe me when I tell you I ride the right size frame for all of my other bikes.
That being said, this is a folder which by it's very nature seems to be a land of compromises, not unlike tandems.
I knew going in that it was going to be on the small side. I had hoped the bike would fit better, but I am finding out that the folding world is not cut and dried.
Trying to do this on a conservative budget hence the attempt.
I am 6'2" (maybe a little more) with a size 14 foot but "only" tip the scales at 180-185 lbs. So I am used to having to work to get things to fit. The world figures w/my length and foot size I must be at least 250lbs!
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Thanks for the help.

I appreciate the suggestions and insights.
The info regarding Trek/Bontrager and the others is interesting and I will see what if anything is available.
Yes, 27.2 and a shim is the most obvious possible solution.
I am a little surprised Thompson doesn't make something longer.
Anyone else with any specific thougths?
Thank you much.
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I just bought a 400 mm length one for a friend who has a Giant mountain bike. It was listed as a "Cyclone" brand and I got it although the post was pretty generic black anodized with a silver color microadjusting 2 bolt head. It was on sale for 14.99, but the web site I got it from said it was the last one. The extra bit of length solved the problem she had...allowing the saddle height to be set higher when she rides the road.
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