seatpost shims – why not?

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  • Premier Icon wwaswas
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    if the shim doesn’t extend below the top tube/seat stay/seat tube junction by a few cm would be the main one for me.

    I had to source and extra long one (120mm) when I was shimming a post for my Titus Fireline.

    My Scott CR1 came with explicit instructions not to use a shimmed seatpost.

    Premier Icon pembo6
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    Used 1 for the first time on the weekend. I tightened the quick release to its normal tension but the seat post would slip a few centimetres every 20 minutes. This was over fairly rugged terrain.

    My quick release needs an hex key to tighten it properly so i couldnt be bothered on the trail. Will tighten it slightly and see if it still slips.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    pembo6 – try some carbon paste between shim and seatpost.

    Premier Icon pembo6
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    Thanks wwaswas

    Junkyard
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    mine works fine though it is 27.2 to 31.6

    mine works fine too 27.2-31.6

    Premier Icon jairaj
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    FYI the Superstar shims are slightly longer then the USE shims, only by ~15mm but might be important.

    Premier Icon charliemort
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    Is there any reason not to use one of those USE shims to shim a 30.9 seatpost to 31.6mm?

    ta!

    mattzzzzzz
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    30.9 to 31.6 USE seatpost shim in use here on a Reverb no issues to report .
    Carbon paste was used so the torque needed wasn’t excessive

    Gives me frame options in the future

    avdave2
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    I’ve used one without problems but I’m sub 60 kg which may well be a factor.

    mattzzzzzz
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    I’m rather north of 60kg (100kg) and no issues 😀

    carlosg
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    I’m using a 27.2-29.8 USE plastic one in my P7 with qr seatclamp and have no problems with slippage despite being over 90kg. Used a plastic one as the original alloy one corroded into the seatube and I had to hacksaw it out.

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