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 Post subject: Decent 30.0mm seatpost
PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:31 pm 
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Does anyone know of a good quality seatpost in 30.0mm size in silver?

Everyone seems to just do black these days, and not many do this size. :(


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:14 am 
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I've just picked up a Thomson post in 30.0.

They come up second hand every now and then

For a 104 by chance?


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:59 am 
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10 points to that man. :lol:

I never thought it would be this difficult but black just doesn't look right on the Morris blue. I have a completion kit colour combo conundrum!

I even went as far as e-mailing Thomson to ask them if they would make them in silver again but no joy. :cry:

I will keep a look out on e-bay but would really prefer a new one. :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:39 pm 
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It's why I went for a black 104 :lol:

I'll keep an eye out too for you.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 5:24 pm 
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Could you not get a shim then choose what you want?

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=43707

There's a 30.0 to 27.2 in there :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 5:27 pm 
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.....and CRC have silver 27.2 thomson's in stock 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 5:39 pm 
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or strip these down to silver ;)



http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SYNCROS-seat- ... _500wt_949

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NOS-Retro-Cor ... _500wt_949

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/THOMSON-Elite ... _500wt_949


or the PUSH laybacks are actually good quality, just not the poshness of a Thomson


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:48 pm 
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brocklanders023 wrote:
Could you not get a shim then choose what you want?

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=43707

There's a 30.0 to 27.2 in there :wink:


Pace only recommend a shim as a short term fix.

Shims are advertised on the Pace site specifically or this frame.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:38 pm 
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FluffyChicken wrote:
or strip these down to silver ;)



I have wondered about this. Am I right in thinking that good quality anodising sinks into the alloy a fair bit, and if I removed it I may not have a 30.0mm seatpost anymore?

FluffyChicken wrote:
or the PUSH laybacks are actually good quality, just not the poshness of a Thomson


Have you personal experience of them? I have heard that they are a bit crap. :?

brocklanders023 wrote:
Could you not get a shim then choose what you want?


As letmetalktomark mentioned, Pace don't recommend shims for long term use, and they all seem a bit short. The bottom of all the shims I have seen barely pass the top of the seat stays, i.e. not much support. :cry:
I am contemplating a custom long one though if I don't find a better solution first.


letmetalktomark wrote:
It's why I went for a black 104 :lol:

I'll keep an eye out too for you.


Appreciate that.
I just couldn't resist the blue. :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:12 pm 
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I had the same problem and ended up buying a cheap quality post on ebay that was black and very scratched. Spent 30mins with the wet n dry and metal polish and now it looks shiny and beautiful! :D


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