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 Post subject: 29.5 seat post
PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:11 am 
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 Post subject: Re: 29.5 seat post
PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:51 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: 29.5 seat post
PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:58 am 
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29.5? might a 29.6 squeeze in there? I have some syncros both 330 and 425. PM me if you think it might work.


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 Post subject: Re: 29.5 seat post
PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:10 pm 
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Was going to say 29.5mm is a very odd size, is it not 29.4 or 29.6?


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 Post subject: Re: 29.5 seat post
PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:18 pm 
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Apparently it is a 29.5.
WTF!?!
Might be worth getting it down your LBS and trying a 29.6.
Or reaming it out to 29.6 if that doesn't work.


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 Post subject: Re: 29.5 seat post
PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:00 pm 
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So it 29.5 rarer than the proverbial rocking horse s*** then?

I will try a 29.6 and see if it fits, the syncros sounds lovely


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 Post subject: Re: 29.5 seat post
PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:21 pm 
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I can count the number of bikes I've worked on with "odd" sized round posts (not on a 0,2mm) on the fingers of one hand............. Most of them weird one offs or really old.


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 Post subject: Re: 29.5 seat post
PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:28 pm 
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I'll take that as a yes then. I don't think the tubeset for this frame was especially unusual though - some kind of Tange so it must have been mass produced. Maybe they just got a job lot of 29.5 posts cheap because they were slightly out of spec. 29.6s!


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 Post subject: Re: 29.5 seat post
PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:18 pm 
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mattr wrote:
I can count the number of bikes I've worked on with "odd" sized round posts (not on a 0,2mm) on the fingers of one hand............. Most of them weird one offs or really old.


well 30.9 is one of the two modern standards and I worked at a Giant dealer for three years so I can't count the number of odd sized seatposted bikes I have worked on... It's in the 100s if not over 1000... but yeah any other odd size besides 30.9 is truly bizarre.


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 Post subject: Re: 29.5 seat post
PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:25 pm 
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It's correct it is 29.5 and it's a pain to find one, but they do turn up fom time to time, you can get away with 29.4 whilst you search.


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