Join Date: Apr 2007
Bikes: Raleigh Eclipse, Raleigh ATB
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26.8 seatpost for a road bike
hello, first post so be nice...
i bought an old raleigh eclipse (1980's) off ebay for £20 and am in the process of overhauling it - good fun and a cheap way to get a good bike.
i'm trying to find a new seatpost for it but it's 26.8mm and it seems that the standard seatpost size for roadbikes is 27.2. is this because it's an old bike and just out of sync with today's standards or should I be looking somewhere else for a 26.8mm seatpost (have tried all my usual shops).
my other option is to get an ATB seatpost, which do come in 26.8 and then just hacksaw off some of the excess length I don't need.