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 Post subject: Seat shim
PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2004 3:02 pm 
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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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USE do a light shim in many sizes and the are made from plastic therefore they are corrosion resistant.............

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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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 Post subject: Re: Seat shim
PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2004 3:27 pm 
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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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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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Just finished looking for shims myself. Here are some good sites for the 27.2 to 31.6/31.8 conversion:

http://www.mtbstore.com/find.php?PHPSESSID=b9f06992bcacb179914bb7001d39681e&search_word=seatpost+shim&cat=&zip=&discount=&affiliate_id=
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/categories.asp?category=Seatposts+Shims&x=5&y=9

http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/12902-275_USESA1-3-Parts-68-Seatposts/Use-Alien-Shim-For-Carbon-Seatpost.htm
http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/11704-275_ROCSH1-3-Parts-68-Seatposts/Rock-Shox-Seatpost-Shim.htm

http://www.excelsports.com/new.asp?page=8&major=2&minor=19&description=SX+Seatpost+Shim&vendorCode=USE

As mentioned, the thermoplastic shims look good for avoiding problems with metal frames (cold welding) and carbon frames (corrosion).


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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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 Post subject: Scott/shims
PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2004 7:01 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Scott/shims
PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2004 10:51 am 
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Deda's weight ar far from the actual weight. I would rather go for Tune or Extralite


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