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Old 09-22-05, 07:08 AM   #1
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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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Old 09-22-05, 07:12 AM   #2
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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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Old 09-22-05, 12:33 PM   #3
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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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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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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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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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Old 09-22-05, 03:21 PM   #7
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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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Arrr use some ****in beer cans, what were you landlubbers thinking?!
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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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