0.2mm, does it really make much difference (seatpost question)

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  • shoefiti
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    it does! you’d need a bit of coke can at least! even then it wouldn’t be ideal.

    Premier Icon takisawa2
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    It will just keep slipping & you’ll almost certainly be over-stressing the bolt / clamp to get it tight enough not to slip.

    mudshark
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    Even 0.1mm makes a difference! I had a bike with a seat tube that couldn’t take a 27.2mm post (should have done) but a 27.0mm post slipped so had it reamed out to 27.2mm.

    loddrik
    Member

    Is it ok to use a 27.0 seatpost in a 27.2 frame. Used with a non qr clamp, would it be a solid fit? Surely it can’t make much difference….

    loddrik
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    Does the coke can thing really work?

    Anthony
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    It depends entirely on the quality of the engineering. My old steel kona was specified as 27.0 but a 27.2 fitted fine.

    I’d be very suprised if you can fit a coke can shim in bewtween 27.2 and 27.0 (In the real world, not maths on paper that is).

    You need to give it a try, but if it is anything other than a snug fit, don’t.

    paule
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    Anthony, old konas seemed to come as either size post – I had 2 condercones of similar ages, and one was 27.0, other was 27.2. Must have depended what tubes the factory had that week I guess.

    It’ll be tricky to shim that out – shim will only need to be 0.1mm thick. If you’re desparate, try using self adhesive aluminium foil (Like this http://www.tapes-direct.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=132&products_id=932 ) but make sure that you get a smooth layer without overlaps or wrinkles.

    Anthony
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    Paul, the Kona came with a 27.0 and I rode it for about 2 years before changing it to a 27.2mm!

    SiB
    Member

    had problem with moving seat post, (one that came with the bike so you would assume it was a perfect fit??!)which was remedied by using a little carbon grease on post. The carbon element (particles?) in the grease is enough to stop all movement………i guess what I’m trying to say is that a very small addition of somethign ‘extra’ (coke can, carbon particles for example)can make a huge difference, but I suppose that depends on the extent of the movement.

    dr_adams
    Member

    my kona is 27.2mm and i got a 26.8 and this did fit but was worried about the extra defomation on the clamp but it did fit without slipping…

    Premier Icon kiwijohn
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    My DBR had an old Tioga 27.0 chromo post when I got it. Wouldn’t stop slipping. New Thomson is a real tight fit.

    richpips
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    I had a steel frame that happily accepted a 27 instead of a 27.2 seatpost. It never once slipped.

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