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Old 05-25-10, 07:53 AM
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Puch Cavalier Seatpost Size

Hi, everyone. A while back I picked up a Puch Cavalier frame, sans seatpost. I'm working on getting it into usable condition, so I'm wondering if anyone can identify the proper diameter seatpost. I have a suspicion the top of the seat tube might be slightly bent, which is why I'm asking here rather than measuring. I believe the frame is 482 tubing, and it is painted in about the same green as the headbadge. Also, the bottom half of the fork is chrome. I hope that's enough to verify the model; if not, I can get back with more info once I'm back with the bike tonight. Thanks!
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Old 05-25-10, 08:04 AM
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I have a Puch Cavalier at home, if nobody has an instant answer to this, I'll try to measure it tonight.
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Thanks, BigPolishJimmy! Still looking for an answer; does anyone have the specs?
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Old 07-19-10, 11:13 AM
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Did you ever get an answer on your seat post size?
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Old 07-26-10, 11:11 AM
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Yeah, it wound up being 25.4. My seat tube had been collapsed, but I was able to expand it to the original size by leveraging a screwdriver in the bind bolt area.
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Old 07-26-10, 11:16 AM
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Is that what I measured and sent you? I don't remember any more. Any pics of the bike?
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Old 07-26-10, 01:43 PM
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As it happens, I'm almost done with the bike. My build efforts were substantially delayed, but I have some parts I need coming in later this week. I'll post final pictures then. Not to leave you hanging, here's what I've done with the frame:


Because of huge areas of damaged paint, I decided to repaint the majority of the frame to protect it from rust. I retained the seat tube logo, which had decent integrity, as well as the original fork paint, which has chrome underneath. After prepping the frame and applying the necessary white layers, I removed my masking on the seat tube and put clear over the whole frame (but not the fork). It's looking far better than I expected.

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I think you sent me a measurement of 25. I took the frame to a co-op and fitted a seatpost there. Luckily the post was marked 25.4, so I know the exact diameter.
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nice looking frame. great job preserving the old decals and color.
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yes - 25.4 is what this one is


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I guess I couldn't guestimate the .4 from eyeballing it with the ruler. I'm glad it turned out ok, I bet that bike is going to be a fun ride.

and JJPistols, nice mixte
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I guess I couldn't guestimate the .4 from eyeballing it with the ruler. I'm glad it turned out ok, I bet that bike is going to be a fun ride.

and JJPistols, nice mixte


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Old 07-29-10, 01:26 PM
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Warning: this is not a typical C&V bike.
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Nice job! looks like a fun ride. I like my cavalier, I think you're going to get a lot of good miles out of that.
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25.4.. on my seat post as well, and a 22mm stem.
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