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    shim feasible/available for seatpost?

    can one shim a seatpost? any reason not to? are shims available anywhere for 25-27.2?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eddiebrannan
    can one shim a seatpost? any reason not to? are shims available anywhere for 25-27.2?
    A couple thicknesses worth of a soda can works nicely.

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    I have a durace seat post with a shim on Steelman with no problems. I got one from my LBS for free,

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    Quote Originally Posted by *new*guy
    A couple thicknesses worth of a soda can works nicely.
    2.2 mm worth of pop can shims? that's a lotta pop cans

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    Quote Originally Posted by baxtefer
    2.2 mm worth of pop can shims? that's a lotta pop cans
    I said soda, not pop... get it right.

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    Tossed some weight Redrom's Avatar
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    OK, a reason not to.

    The shim can allow the post to turn, even when extremely tight.

    I found a nice seatpost shock for $10 (I thought a steal until I found out it had been recalled), my local shop told me a shim would cost a couple of bucks, then when it came in it was $8 (!), I took it home and tried it out, and just couldn't believe they didn't mention it before I bought it. Then when I took it back, he had to get approval in the back and I could hear them yelling from the back, "Why the _ did he have us special order _ in the first place? I can't _ing belive this _!" Then even though I paid in cash they would only give credit. Nice and professional, eh? They're supposed to be the pros, but no matter, us newbies can stick together...

    ...uh, was that too much detail?

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    Cornucopia of Awesomeness baxtefer's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by *new*guy
    I said soda, not pop... get it right.
    nobody up here calls it soda.

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    break it up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eddiebrannan
    break it up!
    Arrr use some ****in beer cans, what were you landlubbers thinking?!
    putting the pi back in pirate!
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    Apply the laws of earth and make it a victim
    Of Proposition 187

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    如果你能讀了這個你講中文 genericbikedude's Avatar
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    I use a 30.0-->27.2 shim, and it works fine for about 1 month, before I have to raise the seatpost

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