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Old 05-21-12, 07:39 AM   #1
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I need a 27mm CARBON seat post for old track frame.??

Not too sure what forum to post this in....

But I am looking for a carbon seat post for my late 90s Italian built pursuit frame.

I really want a carbon for weight issue.

But can not find one anywhere..

I need a 27mm exact or anything below (as I can use a shim).

Does anyone know anywhere I can get one??

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Old 05-21-12, 08:57 AM   #2
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27.0 is an old standard that came about before carbon seatposts were being produced. So, the two eras never really overlapped to my knowledge. But you are in luck. You can get a Thomson seatpost in 27.0. I have a carbon seatpost sitting in my toolbox and instead I use my Thomson. The weight difference is miniscule but the strength difference is significant.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001C65LR8

You can't go wrong with a Thomson seatpost.
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If you want to shave weight, cut the excess post from the Thomson after you get the saddle height set.
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Why not just ream your seat tube to 27.2?
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Consider USE, UK, they make 25.0 posts and shims, 0.2mm increments, to 27.2,
and a 27.2 post and shims to larger than that.

AlAn, frames used 25.0 posts shed the frames,kept the seatpost.
bought USE shim ,a 25>27, so I fit it onto my RB1.

Hurry, the aluminum ones are in the close out store http://shop.use1.com/category-s/91.htm

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