Seatposts and shims

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satnavsteve
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Seatposts and shims

Postby satnavsteve » Wed Dec 26, 2012 21:07 pm

I've recently picked up a titanium bike, but would like to change a few bits and pieces, starting with the seatpost.
I'm thinking of a Thomson elite but prefer the look of 27.2 tubes rather than the 31.6 it should take.
Has anyone had issues using a shim with ti to alloy posts? Or is it no problem to do?
Thanks

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smidsy
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Re: Seatposts and shims

Postby smidsy » Wed Dec 26, 2012 22:20 pm

No problem to do but will look pants.

Honestly after you put the 31.6 on you will never even notice the difference.
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Re: Seatposts and shims

Postby FransJacques » Thu Dec 27, 2012 20:36 pm

I have a different pov, a 27.2 with a USE or other plastic shim is lighter than the 31.6 post in most cases.

There's talk of 27.2s flexing more than 31.6 posts, I have 8 bikes and can't tell the difference the post makes on any of them, but there's no harm in going for it if you like the look.

Shims are great b/c you can have several 27.2s around and use them on all your bikes as you wish (unless you have a 25mm Alan or Vitus 979)
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