Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:46 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 36 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:14 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Sat May 08, 2010 11:41 pm
Posts: 530
Location: Norfolk. Rides at Thetford Forest
letmetalktomark wrote:
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.


Never ever use a shim, too many damaged frames come to mind by using this bodge. :shock:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:22 pm 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 21, 2008 4:18 pm
Posts: 1908
Location: Macbook or iphone
Thomson did a small run of 30.0 silver posts. I've never seen one or been able to get my hands on one. I like the idea of wet and dry a black post. I was going to shim my 27.2 but as above it's a risk.
KNC do a tasty gold post but are a bit expensive. Thomson never replied to my emails either :cry:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:38 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider

Joined: Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:33 am
Posts: 3099
Location: Riding my Woodsie.
shaun wrote:
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


What brand please? Got any pics handy?

shaun wrote:
Never ever use a shim, too many damaged frames come to mind by using this bodge. :shock:


Would a longer shim (like 200mm) overcome this problem IYHO?

Awkward Kid wrote:
Thomson did a small run of 30.0 silver posts. I've never seen one or been able to get my hands on one. I like the idea of wet and dry a black post. I was going to shim my 27.2 but as above it's a risk.
KNC do a tasty gold post but are a bit expensive. Thomson never replied to my emails either :cry:


I have seen one place that said they had stock, but I don't have complete confidence in them, especially as the Thomson site has no mention of it.
Maybe worth a try if you say they did a run of them. When I e-mailed Thomson I got a reply very quickly, unfortunately just the wrong answer. :(


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:46 pm 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 21, 2008 4:18 pm
Posts: 1908
Location: Macbook or iphone
I've been using a cheap Kalloy job from eBay until I find something I really want (it's been months). We should start a 104 club :lol: What spec's are you boys planning?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:01 pm 
Posh Mark
Posh Mark
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 18, 2007 2:49 pm
Posts: 5982
Location: As far from the city as you can be ....
What length is the shim recommended by Pace?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:30 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider

Joined: Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:33 am
Posts: 3099
Location: Riding my Woodsie.
Awkward Kid wrote:
I've been using a cheap Kalloy job from eBay until I find something I really want (it's been months). We should start a 104 club :lol: What spec's are you boys planning?


My build will be a bit more low rent than yours :lol: 9 speed XT mostly. Fitting it out with the parts from my modern Kona, but everything I buy specifically for the Pace is/will be slightly higher end.

A club might be going a bit far, but a thread would be cool. See how many we have on the board. You've got 112M, I have 084.......

letmetalktomark wrote:
What length is the shim recommended by Pace?


No idea. There doesn't seem to be any web presence for either the maker or distributor of it. The fact that even that is not recommended by Pace for long term use deters me.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 2:06 am 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 20, 2007 11:19 pm
Posts: 7006
Location: Odense, Denmark
In all honesty - why the hell are Pace using a tubing size that nobody makes nice seatposts for? Surely it must be putting people off from buying what is otherwise a very nice frame indeed.

They should get Hope or Thomson to do a run of seatposts that they can sell together with the frames. 30.9 down to 30.00 can't be that difficult a proposition - they're CNC lathed anyway.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:18 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Sat May 08, 2010 11:41 pm
Posts: 530
Location: Norfolk. Rides at Thetford Forest
This is what you need - THOMSON Elite SEATPOST 30.0 X 410MM Black - inline style. Wet and dry it, then use autosol metal polish and then you will end up with the most beautiful post ever in my opinion and like mine will be unique and understated. These polished look far better than scuffed dull black in my opinion and you won't have that worry in the back of your mind when using shims. SORTED :D

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/THOMSON-Elite ... 2319c3c641

ps be quick as only a day to go on the bay and only £16.58 at the mo! :wink:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:53 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:13 pm
Posts: 9733
Location: Skipton
dbmtb wrote:
In all honesty - why the hell are Pace using a tubing size that nobody makes nice seatposts for? Surely it must be putting people off from buying what is otherwise a very nice frame indeed.



Exactly what I was thinking, just doesn't make sense. Orange used to use 27.2 tubes. Everyone started wanting 30.9 so they could fit a dropper so they changed the spec. Can't be that hard can it :?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 2:37 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Sat May 08, 2010 11:41 pm
Posts: 530
Location: Norfolk. Rides at Thetford Forest
How about this, its quality, rare, polished and 30mm - the catch is that its expensve. :(

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/American-Clas ... 3cc229d94b


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 36 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: pipmeister and 13 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group