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    DIY first timer

    Hello. About a fortnight ago I started building my own single-speed. I've never built a bike before but I'm loving every second of it and I'm very excited for the finished product! I just have a couple of questions.

    I picked up an old Raleigh Sirocco from ebay for £20, and I managed to pick up some drop handlebars and a seat post from Freecycle. Problem is the seat post is too small, and I need to buy a stem, but I don't know what sizes I need.

    Do any of you know any tricks for measuring, or even the exact size seat post/stem I need to get hold of? From what I can find online it seems to be a 27.2mm seat post and a 22.2mm stem, but not everyone agrees.

    Any other advice you might have would be welcomed!

    Thanks in advance!

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    Easiest way? Local Bike Shop.

    Second easiest way, trial and error with miscellaneous seatposts.

    If you have the tool, calipers. Or tape measure and a ridiculously keen eye.

    As for the stem, if its threaded, it will probably be 22.2.

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    Just take them into a hardware store and use the cheap vernier calipers from the bin.
    I'll eat it first.

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    Easy way. LBS (local bike shoop) see what they have to say and dont take no for an answer

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    it's cheap. And u'll use it all the time.
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