- Slightly peculiar seatpost shim
I have a 27.2 seat post and a 30.0 seat tube (seemed the only way of getting a dropper into a 30.0)Posted 4 years ago
I bought a shim, but it seems quite odd. The internal diameter is fine but it appears to be sort of tapered outside. This means that it doesn’t push down all the way into the frame and presumably there is very little contact between seatpost, shim and seat tube and so the seatpost revolves in a rather annoying manner. I have changed from a QR to a bolted collar but this hasn’t helped.
Is it normal for shims to be tapered like that?
Would buying a nice straight one solve my seat rotation issues? Any recommendations as to which one to go for?
Not quite sure what the current one is, but it’s made up of two parts, one inside the other, and is silver. It was fine in my old frame, which was also 30.0
The shim should go all the way into the frame … Definitely not half way in.
Pace offer a 30.0 to 27.2 shim as their 26″ steel frame uses a 30.0 post.
iIRC it was longer than the USE one at 125mm but cannot be sure as managed to find a 30.0 post before needing a shim.
There was a Kona in the classifieds a week or so ago that had had its ST reamed from 30.0 to 30.9 by 18Bikes.
May be helpful and 27.2 droppers re sell well.
There certainly wasn’t the metal on my Pace for this though 🙁Posted 4 years ago
Dan and Trail rat, thanks, it’s not just me dim then, it really is a silly design!
I do actually have a Kona (a 2008 Stinky) and asked on here a little while about having it reamed out to 30.9 so I could get a Reverb I it but this suggestion didn’t meet with much approval!
I’ll try the USE shim first, see how I get on with that, consensus above seems to be that they are the ones to go for. If it doesn’t work I’ll look at reaming again. Not sure about a GD, if I was going to buy another I’d want a proper hydraulic one I think..
Thanks all.Posted 4 years ago
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