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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:18 pm 
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I bought a Charge Chopstick seatpost in 31.6mm it rattles around in the frame despite the diameter being correct.
Upon measuring the seatpost with vernier calipers it is 31.5mm I checked the calipers on several know size ball bearings and steerer tubes etc.
I'm wondering if I return it and get a replacement will it be the same?
Anyone else had this problem?

Thanks.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:44 pm 
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If it ain't the right size, send it back otherwise it'll damage your frame. I had a prob. with a RooX and an X-Lite shim. In both cases, errors were denied but careful measuring proved the case.
Good luck.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:20 pm 
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I've just sent them an email. I'll return it, just wondering if they are all like it and to buy another make.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:35 pm 
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It depends on how it's made. Likely to be the whole batch, or at least one end of the batch run if it's an extruded tube.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:55 pm 
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Judging by the lines running the length of it, it's extruded!
They seem fine about returning it, so I'll get something else I I think.

Thanks :)


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:33 pm 
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Cool. Kent Eriksen? I've got one and it's rather lovely ;)


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:12 pm 
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Probably not, it'll either be a cheap purple one, or a silver that that I'll get anodised purple!


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:19 pm 
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Got 2 of these and they are great seat posts. Must be a one off as have heard good things about them.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:27 pm 
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Kona-Ian wrote:
Got 2 of these and they are great seat posts. Must be a one off as have heard good things about them.


Are the sizes accurate do you know?
Mine has slightly patchy anodising and a extrusion line down it!


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:34 am 
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Will measure mine, both fit really well.
Also anodising looks fine... you got the bloke on his last day made yours :lol:


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