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    Squeeky seatpost

    So .... I take it that the consensus is to ditch the Easton and go with the Thomson to get rid of that annoying shim squeek?

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    It worked fine for me, once I did the swap not a single creak since

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    Not so much the Easton as it is the shim

    The Easton post isn't the problem, its the shim. My VT will take a 30.9 Easton EA50 post and is quiet as can be; you can actually adjust the height without jacking around with the shim, which is another plus

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    Clean and grease seat post

    Quote Originally Posted by bob5702
    So .... I take it that the consensus is to ditch the Easton and go with the Thomson to get rid of that annoying shim squeek?
    and seat tube, works for a little while.

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    Get the Thomson..you wont be sorry...ever.


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    WHY is the shim there in the first place? Ive never seen this on a factory frame as stock parts. Is it to keep the weight down by using a smaller diameter post? Maybe to protect the frame?
    Also, What is the seat tube diameter of the '03 NRS?
    thanks
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    I switched to a Thomson on my VT-1.....

    Quote Originally Posted by bob5702
    So .... I take it that the consensus is to ditch the Easton and go with the Thomson to get rid of that annoying shim squeek?
    About every three rides, I had to pull the shim and regrease it to keep it quite. I could see small bright shiny spots in two places on it where it was working around no matter how much I tightened the clamp. I replaced the 27.2 post and shim with a 30.8 seatpost so that I do not have to use the shim. I do not think a 30.9 would fit because the 30.8 fits pretty snug.
    I read somewhere that the seatpost is used as part of the structural integrity of the seat tube. The shim ensures that not having the seatpost in far enough to maintain this integrity is not an issue. Looking closely at this part of the bike, I can believe this. I replaced my seatpost with a 30.8 X 410mm and it actually sticks out of the bottom of the seattube about an inch.

    Brian

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    The squeeky shim on my new NRS really bugged me so I replaced the shim/post with a 30.9 Easton Carbon post. My LBS ran a quick hone through the seat tube to clean it up to a 30.9mm dia. and it works great. Don't worry about taking the seat tube up to 30.9mm from the stock 30.8. That's only .004" and it won't cause a problem. My bike is now squeek free and a 1/4lb. lighter.


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    Another vote for the Thomsons. A lot better than the titec x-wing I had before. Its solid and I dont feel any flex.
    Keep Pedaling

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