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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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    Quote Originally Posted by DjRider04
    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by TroyLeeRacer199
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by DMN
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornish_Rdr_UK
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by ^oZ
    God, I love Holland.
    Arn't your goverment reconsidering their postion on it?


    Quote Originally Posted by UCSDbikeAnarchy
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by bob454
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by crashnburn
    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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