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Old 08-17-08, 05:16 PM   #1
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seatpost advise

The cheap kalloy seapost I have on my Redline monocog is slowly bending.

I'm 205lbs. and I need one thats 26.8mm diameter and at least 350mm in length, preferably slightly longer.

I'd just get a Thomson, but they don't make one long enough in that diameter. Rather than going with the cheapest thing I can find, I'd rather just get a decent one that will hold up to basic singletrack riding.

Any suggestions for a new one and where to buy it?
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The cheap kalloy seapost I have on my Redline monocog is slowly bending.

I'm 205lbs. and I need one thats 26.8mm diameter and at least 350mm in length, preferably slightly longer.

I'd just get a Thomson, but they don't make one long enough in that diameter. Rather than going with the cheapest thing I can find, I'd rather just get a decent one that will hold up to basic singletrack riding.

Any suggestions for a new one and where to buy it?
RaceFace Deus XC 26.8mm x 400mm
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Old 08-17-08, 06:19 PM   #3
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I just bough a Truvativ XR for a big diameter seat post and it was pretty long so long in fact that I had to chop like 3 inches off of it.
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Old 08-17-08, 06:27 PM   #4
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bottom line Thompson
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bottom line Thompson
If you read the OP's first statement and go to lhthomson.com, you will find that they don't make one in that diameter / length combo.

universalcycles.com shows a silver one in 410mm but it's not available.

Hence the Deuce.
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Though http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/149...e-Seatpost.htm

shows one in 410mm.

(I'd call first to make sure)
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If you read the OP's first statement and go to lhthomson.com, you will find that they don't make one in that diameter / length combo.

universalcycles.com shows a silver one in 410mm but it's not available.

Hence the Deuce.
yup, didn't read the OP.
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yup, didn't read the OP.
I'm just curious who's right.

Do they or don't they make a long 26.8?


Maybe it's NOS.
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http://madison.craigslist.org/bik/798957024.html that guy has one he wants to trade...

Product Features
  • Masterpiece posts weigh approx 40 grams less than the same size Elite model post
  • Over double the fatigue life of any other production models we tested
  • Very low profile clamps - no seat interference - swivel nuts are down between the seat rails.
  • The designs and materials have passed extensive life and ultimate strength tests.
  • Every component of the Thomson seatpost is 100 percent American made
Product Description
Masterpiece posts weigh approx 40 grams less than the same size Elite model post, this weight reduction was accomplished while maintaining the strength and durability expected from a Thomson Seatpost Weight reduction was made possible by machining the seatpost all over - including the oval inner diameter. Long 1.614 inch (41 mm) seat rail grip length, this helps prevent seat rail bending from impact loads. Very low profile clamps - no seat interference - swivel nuts are down between the seat rails. Very lightweight - approximately 150 grams (250 length) for road bikes and 190 grams (330 length) for mountain bikes. Every component of the Thomson seatpost is 100 percent American made.
Sizes Available:
  • 26.8 x 240mm (UPC: 875850001039)
  • 27.2 x 240mm (UPC: 875850001046)
  • 27.2 x 330mm (UPC: 875850001060)
  • 31.6 x 350mm (UPC: 875850002654)
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I'm just curious who's right.

Do they or don't they make a long 26.8?
Seems like they used to make one. I've seen a few long 26.8 Thomsons on ebay (used). But people are crazy...they'll pay nearly MSRP for a beat up used post.
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