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Where to Find 25.6mm Seatposts for Cheap Schwinns

Old 05-14-08, 11:33 PM
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Where to Find 25.6mm Seatposts for Cheap Schwinns

The net is full of queries from frustrated owners of department store Schwinns who are seeking parts for their non-standard steads. I picked up a 2008 26" Schwinn High Timber S2716 on eBay and found the 300mm seatpost was not enough for my 6'3" frame. That is when I discovered that 1) the Schwinn website does not sell parts for bikes to retail customers and 2) Schwinn bike shops feel no obligation whatever to help the department store Schwinn owners and may charge higher prices to do so. Which brings me to the seatpost solution...

For those of you seeking a 350mm seatpost in Schwinn's nonstandard 25.6mm diameter, there are four choices:

the Kalloy Uno 25.4mm, $16 at smartbikeparts.com
the Promax SP-222 25.6mm (black or silver) 5 pounds, $10.18 at Amazon.com
the Promax SP-224 25.6mm (black) 2 pounds, $13 at Amazon.com and
the Promax SP-225 25.6mm (silver) 2 pounds, $13 at Amazon.com

A search of "Promax 25.6 or Kalloy 25.4 will turn them up.

Enjoy riding with better leg extension. Sure made a difference to me... and my delightful $139 Schwinn High Timber.

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Old 05-15-08, 03:53 PM
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I bought a Schwinn Pathway, so I guess that's what I have to look forward to, from the shops I mean? thats great.
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Old 05-15-08, 05:01 PM
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I should have a bunch of them in my seat-post box. PM me.
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Originally Posted by Brian T. View Post
I bought a Schwinn Pathway, so I guess that's what I have to look forward to, from the shops I mean...
Schwinn does not have a Support section on its site that lists past models and how they were distributed. You can see the current "bike shop" distribution line at www.schwinnbike.com/products , but you won't see the department store distribution line listed.

A quick net search shows it was distributed through Walmart. However, you are still a potential repair shop customer so don't avoid Schwinn repair shops.

Incidentally, the diameter of your seatpost is usually printed just below the maximum extension marking. Pull it out and you'll know whether you have the non-standard size or not. The industry has moved to wider diameters on mountain and aerobatic bike seatposts to distribute the load better and reduce the chance of cracks. I'm actually surprised Schwinn hasn't widened the seat tubes on all its mountain bike models. Seems most other manufacturers have due to seatpost failure. The old tube widths are fine for neighborhood and road riding, but not for the impacts of mountain biking or acrobatics.


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Better yet, go buy a bike that fits you to start with.
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