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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:48 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Hi,

Can anyone offer advise on seatpost sizes?

I'm after a new seatpost for my Kilauea but the nearest size available seems to be 27.2.

Will a 27.2 seatpost fit a 1994 Kilauea?

Many thanks.....


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:50 am 
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Not sure about the Kilauea in particular but most late Konas are 27.0 posts :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:52 am 
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I appreciate it's a 27.0 but will a 27.2 fit...not sure on the tolerancers and whether .2mm is sufficeint to stop it fitting.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:56 am 
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No it won't fit. Posts need to be snug.

However, you might just find that yours is one of the rare ones (mine is too) where the seat tube stayed dead round and did not ovalize during welding and a 27.2 will fit.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:26 am 
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Thank you. I was looking at a Thomson and they do not appear to be available in silver in the 27.0.

I'll just have to wait and see what comes up.

Thanks again for the help.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:36 am 
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The Kona seatpost debate will go on forever :lol:

My 97 is 27.2 which is unusual but handy for fitting a layback

27.0 in silver here at a good price too ;) http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... delID=6257


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 1:41 pm 
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My 2001 Kilauea, which supposedly shares the same size seat pipe as pre 97 ones, is indeed a 27mm, yet I have fitted a 27.2 Thomson layback. I did this by marking seat height/insertion point on the post, then carefully rubbing down the inserted section with 1500 wet and dry. I didnt have to remove all of the ribbing for it to fit, just the tops of the ridges, so the post still grips inside the frame perfectly fine

I had to do this becasue at the time, although 27mm was available, it was only either straight or silver, not black and layback

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