Shim on CR1 ?

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by rohaimie

Does anyone here use a shim on a CR1 seatube? Plan to use a USE Alien seatpost but not sure whether is it recommended?
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by Superlite

seat shim is clearly not recomended on the CR1, my bike had a sticker specific just for that, I wouldnt do it.

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by Bruiser

It would be a pain to remove if it got stuck.

Pull your post out and clean it occassionally to prevent your post getting stuck.

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by sharkman

Get a 31.6 Alien or take something else, a shim (if so it has to be at least 120 mm long) will damage the frame.

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by kAb

like SL said, sticker on bike out of package clearly says do not use a shim.

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by 2002SaecoReplica

You will ruin the frame and it will not be able to be warrentied.
- Zipp rims will break if you look at them too hard
- R-Sys wheels will spontaneously explode
- The ZG crankset will never, ever exist
- Everyone needs Lightweights, even if they're fat and old
- Parts actually made of metal are SO 10 years ago

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by rohaimie

thanks.just got myself a Thomson seatpost.The reason why i ask is because the bicycle shop owner "claim" that shim can be used on the frame but i know it is untrue.will post a picture once complete.just 1 more day to go. :-)
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