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    how would you solve this problem

    i am almost done with my bike all i need to do is shank a seat post up my bike's ass but i have problem

    the seat tube is oval!
    26.4 suppose to fit in there but it doesn't neither 26.2 and i tried 25.4 it fit!... but the problem is i have to tight down the seat tube really hard and i am afraid im gonna damage the seat tube.... what do you think i should do? should i just go with 25.4 or maybe file down the tube? SOS!
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    pics? Maybe aero seat post, hard to tell without more info.

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    Have you asked your lbs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Youngin View Post
    pics? Maybe aero seat post, hard to tell without more info.
    no its not aero seat post lol... just plain sucky built


    Quote Originally Posted by fixedup View Post
    Have you asked your lbs?
    yes i did but i want to know what you guys would do

    one guy from my lbs suggest filing down the tube and the other one suggest just go with the 25.4... so idk...

    when i try the 25.4 i can see gaps but the seatpost is strong enough
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    If its a new frame, take it to where you bought it and ask, if not, maybe ask a frame builder around your area. I googled Shorline, WA and this place came up http://www.sandsmachine.com/bp_bushn.htm

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    Theres no way gaps should be there. There is also no way that SOME size of seatpost isn't made for that frame (unless its a PURELY custom frame).

    Find the right part.

    Here I thought I was gonna get to solve some problems. Now I gotta go put the "Where's my money wrench" away.

    Sad.
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    what frame is it?
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    ^
    also, pictographs pls.
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    Road [racing] is one of the only sports where adult men can compete in a non-scholastic setting, so inevitably 8/10 racers are fiercely-competitive nobodies. It's fun as hell, but it's also the foremost refuge of defeated and aging jocks, turned middle-management types.

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    Is this a used frame?

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    is it a type of bird?
    Quote Originally Posted by bonechilling View Post
    Road [racing] is one of the only sports where adult men can compete in a non-scholastic setting, so inevitably 8/10 racers are fiercely-competitive nobodies. It's fun as hell, but it's also the foremost refuge of defeated and aging jocks, turned middle-management types.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frankstoneline View Post
    what frame is it?
    im pretty sure he is building a sparton
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    Quote Originally Posted by VelocitÓ View Post
    im pretty sure he is building a sparton
    Truth
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    you could use a file and/or a ream to make the bore round again, but that could be risky.

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    yes it is a sparton.. and im sorry i just went to my lbs and we solved it!!!!!

    i actually tried to file it and it didnt work.... but then it just need a little touch.. i shimmed it with beer can haha and it is now PERFECTO! i am almost done with my bike... just need a saddle.. yay
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    is that a picture of you in your avatar playing bike mechanic? what are you working on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by I_luv_hooters View Post
    is that a picture of you in your avatar playing bike mechanic? what are you working on?
    lol building my front wheel.. tighting the nipples.. pretty dumb i know
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    not dumb. now lets see the rest of the bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgarcia186 View Post
    not dumb. now lets see the rest of the bike.
    its not done, ill put it on bike photos thread when its done... im ordering seatpost, saddle and grips
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    ahhh. youre killing me Rae. i wanna see!!!
    Last edited by jgarcia186; 03-02-08 at 09:11 PM.
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    Remind me never to buy a Sparton.
    Quote Originally Posted by doofo View Post
    the main cause of fit problems is riding your bike

    you should have just stopped riding so you could focus on color coordination

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonechilling View Post
    Remind me never to buy a Sparton.
    yes i recommed this HIGHLY too

    my bike end up really nice to me, but i put lots of extra work to the frame like seatpost and fork too! but i got it when it was still cheap tho..
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    I've come across seat tubes that were pinched oval from someone using too small a seatpost in them. This is how I fixed it. take a 1 1/8" quill stemand put it in with the wedge in the collar against the narrow parts of the oval, tighten the quill stem slowly so that the wedge pushes the wall of the tube out. do it a little at a time until it's close to round. Push it out so it's a little larger than the correct size seatpost. The correct size post will slide in easily. tighten the pinch bolt, and it will conform to the seatpost, pushing everything back to perfect roundness. It worked for me on a bike with a 27.2 post that had been running 26.8 with a shim. Beleive me the correct size poes works way better than a shimmed post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgarcia186 View Post
    ahhh. your killing me Rae. i wanna see!!!
    ill give u a little look... its close to be done...



    i already got new pedals, its used ...i got it for 25 bucks complete with cages and straps the cover on the pedal was lost but i filed out 5 cents and shank it in and it turned out nice as you can see



    im pretty happy with my first bike, although people may not
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    that looks cool. too bad Spartons ending up blowing goats. they seemed like a cool option for a second.
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    those rims ended up looking sick (i recall you buffing the s**t out of them or something) congratulations on what looks like is turning out to be a pretty nice whip
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