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    26.4 seatpost...

    anyone have a tip on a nice classic looking seatpost size 26.4 that won't break the bank. I found this at www.bicycleclassics.com:
    Simplex Seatposts

    These are very basic one-piece cast aluminum seatposts. They will do the job, but probably won't win any beauty contests. They have looks only their Mother could love, shall we say.... Fluted shaft, "French" micro-adjustable pivoting two-bolt adjustment system, approx. 210 mm long. Supply is rather limited on these. For a vintage French bike - or any bike that uses these sizes, this is one of the best posts we can find for the money (that isn't made in China!). You can also use shims with these to adapt them to lots of other sizes. No returns on these. These are not the classic badged or decaled steel Simplex posts. Your actual mileage may vary. Objects in mirror are closer than they appear. Kids, don't try this at home. Only a few sizes remain, as listed below.
    But the description is kinda screwy, anyone deal with these folks before?

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    mikearena had an old campy one that he mailed me recently. It's a beauty, but I'm not sure that there are many out there...
    FS or trade: 56cm Schwinn tange prestige Prologue TT frameset and front wheel. $225 obo.

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    Kalloy makes one, goes for fifteen bucks or so, but it doesn't look like much ...
    a life well lived is the best revenge

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    I have done some extensive looking for my conversion and kalloy makes one sr used to and you might find one on ebay
    I am dyslexic so bear with my posts.... [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

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    To replace the one now in chuck norris's hands (or under his seat, rather), I snagged a Gipiemme nos on ebay. It's gorgeously plain and simple, one bolt design, and a bit longer than the classic used campy posts I kept coming across.

    I should also add that it was $17 plus air mail from Poland.

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    ^ ha, so YOU were the one that got that thing! didn't you see it had my name on it
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    Quote Originally Posted by yairi
    ^ ha, so YOU were the one that got that thing! didn't you see it had my name on it
    Whoops, sorry! I got mine last March!

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    Ah, different one then this one slipped away a couple weeks ago
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    This is my favorite inexpensive seatpost. It's not the lightest thing out there but the flutes really look nice. I've painted the fluted to match/contrast the frame.....These are usually pretty long but you can take a hacksaw to shorten... It's a great post for $20

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Alloy-Mountain-B...em270083803229

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hickey
    This is my favorite inexpensive seatpost. It's not the lightest thing out there but the flutes really look nice. I've painted the fluted to match/contrast the frame.....These are usually pretty long but you can take a hacksaw to shorten... It's a great post for $20

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Alloy-Mountain-B...em270083803229
    I'm going to check the other LBS tomorrow to see if they have anything, but that might be the winning alternative. Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by taken67
    But the description is kinda screwy, anyone deal with these folks before?
    They sound like a place that is more brick-and-mortar than just a warehouse and a server. I'd give 'em a call and see what's up. Those posts sound nice.
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    I would be interested in seeing how your transaction goes. They have some things that I have had my eye on for pretty cheap.

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