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Old 03-02-09, 10:43 PM   #1
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seat post question

i have a a schwinn suburban 73' i think but not sure and it has an abnormally small seat post (I'm coming from riding newer road bikes not older ones so weird to me i guess) and wondering if anyone can point me to where i could find the size of it so i can replace it, with my new seat and i know leave it like it is blah blah blah but i cant handle the seat on long rides and making it lighter is another plus.
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If you don't get an answer here these guys will know.

http://www.schwinnbike.com/usa/eng/forums/
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well hot dog, maybe i should use some google skills next time haha
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well hot dog, maybe i should use some google skills next time haha
If that finds the answer then why not? haha
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All of the Schwinn electro-forged frames (including your Suburban) used a 13/16" diameter steel seatpost:
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/seatpost-sizes-m-z.html#s

Sheldon Brown's site is a good reference for many bicycle parts questions.
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Ok, now I will add my post question if y'all don't mind.
I am trying to fit a aluminum post from a mid 80's Fuji Allegro to a late 80's KHS Montana MTB that I'm turning hybrid. The post seems way tight so I'm wondering what size post the KHS would take. I really thought they would have been similar but I can only get the Fuji post in about 2 inches or so!
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jeff, none of these say suburban, is it under another name? ill take your word for it on the 13/16" though thank you.
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mid 80's Fuji Allegro to a late 80's KHS Montana MTB t
Quite possible the KHS is 26.8 compared with the Fuji 27, which would make for a tight fit. If it becomes a major issue for you, I have the KHS seat post -- if you ever get back down here to Tulsa.

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Sometimes you can turn the post over and use the end with the full diameter on top instead of the tapered end.
13/16" posts with standard size tops are readily available on Ebay.
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