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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:59 pm 
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Good afternoon, newbie here.

Recently been doing up a Raleigh Winner road bike for the commute.

I've purchased a new seat as the original one looked a bit bulky & was heavy, however the new seat doesn't fit the existing clamp that's under the original seat, so I need to buy a new seat post I believe?

I've tried fitting a seat post from another road bike (Carerra) that I have, but it's too wide.

Does anyone know what the width is of the Raleigh seat post? I've tried measuring it & it seems to be about 24 or 25 mm. I understand I need to be exact though. I've also looked on Sheldon Brown (http://sheldonbrown.com/seatpost-sizes-m-z.html#r) but it doesn't list the Winner :(

Thank you.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:55 pm 
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White with a black front end ? 26.4mm rings a bell


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:17 pm 
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Midlife wrote:
White with a black front end ? 26.4mm rings a bell


It's this:

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:29 pm 
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Thanks, mild memory fail, silver with a black head tube :)

Have you got some digital callipers to measure the old seat post? I wonder why your new saddle won't fit?


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:11 pm 
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Midlife wrote:
Thanks, mild memory fail, silver with a black head tube :)

Have you got some digital callipers to measure the old seat post? I wonder why your new saddle won't fit?


I don't have any digital callipers unfortunately.

This is the clamp that attaches to the underside of the Raleigh seat. There's the (strong) chance I'm being stupid, but I don't think modern seats fit it.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:14 pm 
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try one of these - its designed to clamp onto the rails of just about 99% of saddles of all ages

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bike-saddle- ... Sw1blZpba3


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:36 pm 
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legrandefromage wrote:
try one of these - its designed to clamp onto the rails of just about 99% of saddles of all ages

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bike-saddle- ... Sw1blZpba3


Thanks. Ordered :)


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:57 pm 
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Never knew they did universal clamps, every day a school day as they say...


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:59 pm 
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Midlife wrote:
Never knew they did universal clamps, every day a school day as they say...


Some clamps bolted directly to the seat itself which was a bit awkward if you wanted to change the saddle as above.


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