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Old 09-11-19, 06:39 AM
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rustystrings61
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Originally Posted by roadbikeChris View Post
I don't have proper tools to measure the seapost but it appears to be 25cm in diameter roughly. I only have a straight cm measuring tool however. I am guessing all this information leads me to believe I just have a crappy old bike.
One of the most useful tools you can own in the vintage bike world is a set of digital calipers. I bought mine for a whopping $10 from Harbor Freight and words cannot express how much they have improved the experience of messing around with old bikes. When you get the chance, go score yourself a set of them.
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