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Old 04-13-05, 03:11 PM   #1
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Serious seat post questions.

How to you measure the length?

Do you just count the length of the tube or do you include the clamp?

The reason that I ask is that I'm trying to find a good post for my DJ bike so I can also use it for XC (therefore I need a long and strong post) but I was trying to work out the length of the one I have for reference.
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Oh and while I'm at it how do I measure the diameter?
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Just get a Thompson, and cut if needed.
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well usually they will have some sort of marking saying the diameter. If all else fails, see if you can get a caliper
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Just get a Thompson, and cut if needed.
thomson.


no p , just like in your ool.
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Length is from the center of the saddle rails to the bottom of the post.

You really need calipers to measure the diameter, since they are sized in increments of 1/10 mm. It'd be easier to look up your frame on google and look for a seatpost size reference there.
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Old 04-14-05, 11:54 AM   #7
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The guy at the LBS did tell me the size if it, but my head was full of herb at the time.
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full of herb?
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Buy a thudbuster off ebay and quit smoking nutmeg before trips to the LBS.
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full of herb?
Something that will get me a couple of years in the slammer in the US ( ) and that has been downgraded in Classification in the UK .
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Oh God, i swear its taking over, my mate is doing it too! But he's been doing it for about 4 years...
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Something that will get me a couple of years in the slammer in the US ( ) and that has been downgraded in Classification in the UK .
God, I love Holland.
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Oh God, i swear its taking over, my mate is doing it too! But he's been doing it for about 4 years...

When I lived in Scarborough everybody (and I mean everybody) smoked the stuff. Its deffinatly on the increase.
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I love how a thread titled "serious seat post questions" has degraded into a discussion on weed.

just to echo what other people have said, you really need calipers to measure a seatpost. 26.6, 26.8, and 27.2 all look the same side by side and even end to end.
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Dont really see much of it out in the sticks of Cornwall, but i still know quite a few who do it..
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Arn't your goverment reconsidering their postion on it?


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just to echo what other people have said, you really need calipers to measure a seatpost. 26.6, 26.8, and 27.2 all look the same side by side and even end to end.
Thank you (and the others) for their advice.
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Not quite sure, I've heard something about it but I'm sure if any changes are made they aren't going to be drastic.
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Just buy thompson there is no other very strong and one of the longest you can get 300 mm I think
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Just buy thompson there is no other very strong and one of the longest you can get 300 mm I think
There's no P in Thomson just like there shouldn't be in your ool
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There's no P in Thomson just like there shouldn't be in your ool
hey Raiyn:

I know this is a litte off topic but you will laugh your arse off if you get it.

How do you fit an elephant into a safe way bag?.......

You take the s out of safe and the f out of way :-).

Now listen to waht you say about the punchline - it's subtle
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i went over that like 500 times and i still dont get it
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hey Raiyn:

I know this is a litte off topic but you will laugh your arse off if you get it.

How do you fit an elephant into a safe way bag?.......

You take the s out of safe and the f out of way :-).

Now listen to waht you say about the punchline - it's subtle
The third part of this punch line usually said by the person the joke is told to is:

There is no F in way

Still subtle
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