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Seat post dilema

Old 02-15-12, 07:45 PM
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Seat post dilema

Quick question.
I want to get a new frame, but the seat post diameter is 31.6 and the seat post that i want (Miche Supertype 27.2x270mm Seatpost in Gold) is 27.2. Is it a terrible idea to put shimes in it and wing it? Any experience?
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Old 02-15-12, 07:52 PM
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It will work fine. That is why they make shims.
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Old 02-15-12, 08:46 PM
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someone told me i could potentially mess up my whole frame by using shims...?
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I have never heard that before.
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Shimming a seatpost for a frame is perfectly fine. The post on my dirtjumper is shimmed.
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Why would reputable companies like Cane Creek sell something that damages frames?
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Why would reputable companies like Cane Creek sell something that damages frames?
Because who ever told him that shims wreck a frame doesn't know how to get their head dislodged out of their rear.
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sweet thanks for the info guys...
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i guess my next question would be...any recommendations for seat post shims?
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Originally Posted by Dannihilator View Post
Because who ever told him that shims wreck a frame doesn't know how to get their head dislodged out of their rear.
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