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    does a 26.8 seatpost work with a 27.2 seat tube

    i have been so broke that i can't afford a new 27.2 seatpost and i have been using the 26. i havent had a problem yet. but is this dangerous? if so, then i will see everything i have to buy a new seatpost.
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    if anything your seat might slowly slip down and you might be doing some damage to the frame from having to over tighten the seat post binder bolt thingy mah whutzit.

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    like 128 said.

    you could just get a shim for it, they are like 5 bucks.

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    turn in some pop bottle and get a shim!

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    i was thinking about that. thanks guys. i figured that. i was just being ultra lazy.
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    get a shim if the post is too small for the frame it can also bend your seat tube because of it moving around in there
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    so i went it just got the new seat post. i didn't fit at all, i oiled it and worked it in for about 20 mins, then i worked the post out for 45 mins. i hope i didn't **** up my bike. i went to sheldon's web site and he said to try to spread open the tube a bit, tried that, it's going in a whole hell of a lot easier now.
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    the clamping area was probably just still bent in to the 26.8 spot. I doubt you damaged the frame.
    I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.

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    don't do it. just cuz you can doesn't mean you should.
    i have owned two 3rensho frames that people did just that with. it collapses the seat tube over time and you'll never again be able to run a 27.2. that and it'll make the seattube more oval, depending on the clamp.

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    stop freakin me out chimblysweep. so what r u suggesting i do. just leave the 26.8. i'm going to smoke so i can calm my nervous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chimblysweep
    don't do it. just cuz you can doesn't mean you should.
    i have owned two 3rensho frames that people did just that with. it collapses the seat tube over time and you'll never again be able to run a 27.2. that and it'll make the seattube more oval, depending on the clamp.
    the voice of reason (above). bush mechanics is fraught with peril.

    how hard is it to get a 27.2? Its THE most common post going.

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