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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 1:23 pm 
Old School Grand Master
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Does anyone else use an old 25mm USE Seatpost with a thermoplastic shim?

I've got a 25.0 to 26.4mm shim on mine but the top lip of the shim has to sit above my neat little silver seatpost clamp. I find this most annoying as it's black and sticks out like a sore thumb between my silver clamp and silver post.

Do you guys just cut the lip off or suffer the eyesore?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 1:26 pm 
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I just suffer the eyesore but doesn't really bother me to be honest


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 1:40 pm 
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It's not bothered me yet.
Thanks for reminding me that I need to file mine down a bit.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 1:55 pm 
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hmm, as is, but worse on a profiled seattube with welded clamp.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 2:20 pm 
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Pop yourself down to the local model shop and buy a tin of humbrol silver paint. Tamiya do one called aluminium. and just give it a quick coat or two.

The problem with taking the lip off is you run the risk of the shim slipping down inside the seat tube.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 3:52 pm 
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I hacksawed most of the lip off leaving just enough to stop it slipping down. The clamp sits over the top fine.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 7:49 pm 
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Shame I have just seen this... I have a spare aluminium flat topped shim. 25.0mm -> 26.4mm.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 10:46 pm 
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Stick Legs wrote:
Shame I have just seen this... I have a spare aluminium flat topped shim. 25.0mm -> 26.4mm.


Dammit, shoulda done a deal for the Barrel Adjusters! :)

PM me how much you want for it. Cheers


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