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Old 01-29-07, 04:05 PM   #1
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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:
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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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Old 01-29-07, 04:13 PM   #2
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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...
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Old 01-29-07, 04:22 PM   #3
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Kalloy makes one, goes for fifteen bucks or so, but it doesn't look like much ...
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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
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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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^ 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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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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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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