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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:09 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Hi,

I'm restoring a 1994 Litespeed Obed F/S and it's missing the seatpost. I measured with a caliper and come up with a strange 27.0mm seatpost diameter??
27.0 is a rare size and I can't confirm from litespeed catalogs since they don't list any size. 26.8 seatpost fits in OK but you can feel it's not snugfit however when clamped well it looks ok.
Anyone here who has any idea about the correct seatpost diameter?

Thanks.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:21 pm 
Old School Grand Master

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I can't comment exactly, but my Litespeed Catalyst road frame from 94 also takes a 27.0. More likely than not they have the same 3/2.5 tubeset..


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:44 pm 
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... and my 1990 Litespeed Mountain Bike has a 27 mm seat post too.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:58 pm 
Old School Hero

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My 96 Obed takes a 27.2 if that's any help.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:13 pm 
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LQQK wrote:
... and my 1990 Litespeed Mountain Bike has a 27 mm seat post too.



....and mine!.....pictures required too!.... :D


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:55 pm 
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cnycl wrote:
I can't confirm from litespeed catalogs since they don't list any size.

Yes it does, it says 'seat tube for 27.2mm seat post'!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:49 am 
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Anthony wrote:
cnycl wrote:
I can't confirm from litespeed catalogs since they don't list any size.

Yes it does, it says 'seat tube for 27.2mm seat post'!



that's right, says it right there: http://www.tirides.com/wp/tiridesfiles/ ... d-1994.pdf


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:55 am 
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feetabix wrote:
LQQK wrote:
... and my 1990 Litespeed Mountain Bike has a 27 mm seat post too.



....and mine!.....pictures required too!.... :D


Taken a few years back, but still set up the same, except it now has flat Syncros bars.

Image[/img]


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:15 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Hi again,

Thanks for all your replies and your absolutely right somehow I missed the seatpost data on the catalog.

I'll post photos as soon as my restoration improves a little. For now I just collected components (full xtr m900 set plus marzocchi xc500 purple forks) and disassembled the frame (bushes are gone probably I'll have new varilink bushes machined).

Regards,


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:51 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Final photos of the bike in working condition and equipped with the highly overrated xtr m900 groupset.

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