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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:41 pm 
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Hi everybody,

For my latest project (Renovo R1) I am using a U.S.E. thermoplastic seatpost shim. It works like a charm, but it looks like crap. Like the one in the picture below, the top bit sticks out of the frame.

Would it be an issue if I would cut down the top bit of the shim, other than the risk of losing the shim in the seat tube or a tricky installation?

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:48 pm 
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Can't see it being a problem. It'll just make it trickier to fit.

BTW I've got one and I think it looks ok :wink:


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I think it's a bad idea. Seems more likely to creek. More contact area seems better for something like that. Just my opinion

Edit...sorry I did not read it carefully. The top probably would not matter but I still would not cut it.

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could you paint the top lip an accent color that would add instead of detract?


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i would cut all but the last 1mm of the top lip. then it's just as useful.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:07 am 
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Thanks for the replies. I will go ahead and cut it down. If for some reason it does not work, I will let you know.

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