I have just bought a classic Dawes off gumtree here in London. I have a 34inch inseam and REALLY need more than a fistful of seatpost... but where can I get a 26.3 seatpost?
The post it came with is alloy, marked 'BIRMALUX Made in England 26.3mm DIA'. I am assuming it is original fitment because of the Brooks B17 saddle date stamp 'A 78' - Jan 1978 (and the massive dangerous-looking grooves from the saddle clamp).
So what do I do for a useable seatpost? Any cheap sources in Europe? How many layer of aluminium can do I need to shim a modern one?
I'll be requesting Sheldon B to add this to his database as soon as someone tells me I am not crazy.
Thanks for all the expertise on here - I am now the proud owner of 2 unrideable old bikes, 1 classic, and a beater.