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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:11 am 
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Need some help here guys, i am struggling to find the seatpost diameter for my Raleigh Kalahari frame, i have done the usual searches (this forum, Sheldon etc) but nothing :? :(

Its the last part i need before i can ride it :wink:

Help me, help me please


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:37 am 
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Anyone help with this, i have tried a 27.0 mm seatpost and its too big.

Sadly i am trying to finish buying bits for the build but working away i cant check the bike myself :oops:


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:11 pm 
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widowmaker wrote:
Anyone help with this, i have tried a 27.0 mm seatpost and its too big.


I was wondering why I hadn't seen any completed pics. :cry:

That will teach us both to presume. :D


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:53 pm 
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Crantinope wrote:
widowmaker wrote:
Anyone help with this, i have tried a 27.0 mm seatpost and its too big.


I was wondering why I hadn't seen any completed pics. :cry:

That will teach us both to presume. :D



The bike is almost finished, a few small bits to finish and ill post some pictures :D


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:19 pm 
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I don't know the Kalahari but a lot of cheaper Raleighs are 25.4mm or 1".
Do you have a 25.4mm quill stem you could try for size (1 1/8" headset) or some forks with a 1" steerer?

Apologies if it's a high end model!

EDIT: handlebars are generally 25.4mm at the centre, I'm not sure you'd get a bent one down far enough to find out though.
Alternatively, hold the clamp end of a stem over the seattube hole and see if it looks the same diameter.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:56 am 
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Rampage wrote:
I don't know the Kalahari but a lot of cheaper Raleighs are 25.4mm or 1".
Do you have a 25.4mm quill stem you could try for size (1 1/8" headset) or some forks with a 1" steerer?

Apologies if it's a high end model!

EDIT: handlebars are generally 25.4mm at the centre, I'm not sure you'd get a bent one down far enough to find out though.
Alternatively, hold the clamp end of a stem over the seattube hole and see if it looks the same diameter.


Thanks for that, ill give it a try :)


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:33 pm 
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I have a 1993 Kalahari frame, I'll measure with my calipers when I get home tonight.
stu


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:59 pm 
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stu76 wrote:
I have a 1993 Kalahari frame, I'll measure with my calipers when I get home tonight.
stu


Smashing much appreciated 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:06 pm 
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What year is yours? Mine measures 27.2mm, although it is seized in there so could be that the previous owner stuck a too big post in there.

Perhaps 26.8?


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:52 pm 
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stu76 wrote:
What year is yours? Mine measures 27.2mm, although it is seized in there so could be that the previous owner stuck a too big post in there.

Perhaps 26.8?


I am not sure what year mine is, i may be able to tell from the frame number.

I have tried a 27.0, i think but may be confused. Luckily i am home at the weekend so ill try my collection of seatpost again :lol:

Thanks for the help 8)


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