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Old 09-18-06, 06:39 PM   #1
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Ream / Smooth seat tube - lbs or frame shop?

I have a 531c steel frame that I'm wanting to put a new (possibly CF) seat post in. However when I put the current alloy post in there it was a very very tight fit with significant rough spots near the clamp. I did what I could at the time to smooth it with some sand paper to get the post inserted, but I know I put some deep scratches in that post. Before I buy a new, nicer, post, especially if it is carbon, I want it to go in with minimal damage.

So, where should I take it, can the LBS do this kind of work, or would a frame shop be a better bet?
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I'm not sure if the LBS has the tools or not, but any machine shop can do it for sure.

Also- Go with the Thomson and you'll be much happier anyhow
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I've cleaned out seat tubes on old Schwinn frames (that came stock with a shim) using small pieces of sandpaper operated by my forefinger. Try this first - takes 5-10 minutes and costs next to nothing. I've also used a file to run up and down the tube, all the way around the inside of the tube, which will take off anything that sticks up above the rest.
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Yep, finger and sandpaper method have always worked for me...
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Cuda, I agree with the above about trying sandpaper first, but if it turns out you need a good frame shop, since you're in Dallas, David at www.southwestframeworks.com is someone you might contact, he's a very nice guy and he treated me right on some repair work not long ago. And actually, I think most bike shops can ream seat tubes-
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well biked: that's the shop I was thinking of, and planning to take the frame to in the spring for a full repaint. Lotek speaks highly of the shop as well, glad to hear of another good review.

I did the sand paper routine fairly extensively when I first assembled the bike. Suppose I could give it another go when I'm ready to swap posts.
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