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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:07 pm 
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What is it???

I recently bought a 34.9 Hope seat clamp and although I could physically get it on, the open part was splayed open and I couldn't get even the first thread of the bolt to engage!

Can anyone help?

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:57 pm 
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my 2000 is 34.9...

strange. whats the seatpost fitted size?


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:07 pm 
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Seatpost is 30.9, seems some seat tubes are thicker than others!


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:36 pm 
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I can check my 98 M2 tonight....


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:12 pm 
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I had the same problem with my 98 sworks M2. Hope 34.9 would fit and clamp the post but as you say, splayed open and didn't look right. I ended up going back to the stock clamp. Didn't think anyone sold clamps bigger than 34.9 at the time?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:21 pm 
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stumpjumper1990 wrote:
I can check my 98 M2 tonight....


That would be awesome if you could, need to order another (correct size!) one....


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:59 pm 
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Got the seat clamp of the M2 and compared it with a 34,9.... It's bigger by 1mm. It looks like it's 35,9... Did not know that.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:37 am 
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Had the same issue, everyone told me it was 34.9 but the two I bought (hope and a cheap one) didn't fit. Ended up sticking with the stock clamp.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:47 am 
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Thanks guys....

So the question is thus - would a 36.4 fit?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:44 pm 
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No idea I'm afraid as I have since sold the bike :(


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