Seat shim

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nzkiwiguy
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by nzkiwiguy

Need a nice light seat shim 27.2/31.8

any suggestions. I won an Easton ec90 seatpost and want to use it

Also carbon frame, carbon seatpost, any issues with shims between them

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by staggerlee

USE do a light shim in many sizes and the are made from plastic therefore they are corrosion resistant.............

good luck
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by Frankie - B

I think that is better than an alloy one. I had one in my Al. frame, and it simply corroded to it. Although i greased it it was a b*tch to get out! using pliers and a hammer i finally managed to do it!

Pick the plastic shim
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I have 27.2/30.0 USE shim in my hand. It weights 14g...I you happen to want to know it.

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by Ye Olde Balde One

nzkiwiguy wrote:Need a nice light seat shim 27.2/31.8

any suggestions. I won an Easton ec90 seatpost and want to use it

Also carbon frame, carbon seatpost, any issues with shims between them


This is for your CR1, right?

If so I think you need a 31.6mm post/shim.

I would use the USE acetal shim. Don't use an aluminum one.
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Samu Ilonen
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ÚSE's aluminium ones are for small diameter change shims. They are not made in 31.6/27.2mm size. I use plastiqueones in all my titanium frames.


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nzkiwiguy
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by nzkiwiguy

Thanks for the info. Actually I will need two shims one for the Scott and for a Titus MTB (31.8)

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by J xl

Wouldn't go for shims at all. There is enought choise in 31.6 to make a good choice. The new carbon deda (xl4 ??) in 30 cm. with setback is 160 gramms uncut and can be tuned to 145 gramms with a titanium bold. If you need a longer post the new 2004 campa record isn't a bad choice (I use it in my Scott) uncut 195 gramms.

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by Joel

Deda's weight ar far from the actual weight. I would rather go for Tune or Extralite

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