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Making height marks on a black Thomson seatpost

Old 01-10-10, 02:05 PM
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Making height marks on a black Thomson seatpost

Just got a new black Thomson seatpost which is working well. I do have an issue where I have to regularly remove my seatpost and would like to make height marks so that I can easily reinstall it. I have currently marked the height with a piece of electrical tape. There must be a better way. How do you mark your black seatpost?
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Old 01-10-10, 02:11 PM
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A white marker might work, however I use the mounting bracket for my rear light.

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Originally Posted by DonFrambach View Post
Just got a new black Thomson seatpost which is working well. I do have an issue where I have to regularly remove my seatpost and would like to make height marks so that I can easily reinstall it. I have currently marked the height with a piece of electrical tape. There must be a better way. How do you mark your black seatpost?
thats what i do and I just leave it on.
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Old 01-10-10, 02:50 PM
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they sell silver sharpies, works just fine..
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pencil?
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My post sticks in far enough so that I can use the lettering on the seatpost for reference. You can get touchup paint at an auto parts store that will do the job.
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Old 01-10-10, 03:40 PM
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i would stick with electrical tape. why mark it.
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Tape or just take a scratch awl and mark a line. Most accurate in my mind since the mark is there permanently and won't shift if the post slips.
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+1 Silver sharpies
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Old 01-10-10, 03:57 PM
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The safefest way of course is just to know your seat height (center of bb-> saddle) and just re-measure each time. It takes some measuring tape and about 30 seconds
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Old 01-10-10, 04:06 PM
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what's wrong with the electrical tape? and the rear light is a good idea too
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I don't like markers because if I ever plan on reselling my posts, buyers won't be crying about it lol, or i'll tell them to use black marker over it..
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It's easy to completely remove Sharpie pen marks from metal - Goo Off will take it off.
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I'm pretty sure sharpie can also be wiped off with some acetone or nailpolish remover very easily, if your worried about something leaving a mark.
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They make electrical tape in colors other than black.
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My bike shop used some kind of a wax pencil. The mark is still there. Haven't tried to rub it off.
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Old 01-11-10, 08:27 AM
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Rubbing alcohol takes off silver sharpie marks, too.
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I use one dot of nail polish.
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Try a triangle shaped file and give it a real good mark with an edge. Go far enough so you hit air just to make sure you won't mistake it for a 'normal' scratch.

(I'm kidding. Use tape.)
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I use my blinkie light mount too. Silver/white sharpie on the back of the post would probably be my next method otherwise.
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Don't laugh. I use a black sharpie. When the light catches right, you can see it. Else it's invisible.

Recently I've been using my blinkie as the marker. It's also convenient when assembling a (recently flown) bike in a dark garage.

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Old 01-11-10, 02:49 PM
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Another vote for electrical tape on my Masterpiece. But I like the "almost invisible" black sharpie idea.
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Originally Posted by jynx View Post
thats what i do and i just leave it on.
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Old 01-13-10, 11:47 PM
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+1 on whiteout markers. It stays on but is easy to wipe off with a damp paper towel.
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