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    Plastic seatpost spacer?

    I'm looking at getting a 27.2 seatpost and shimming it to 30.9. Anyone know of a good plastic spacer for that size? With a good spacer will the post be held securely enough that I won't really know it has a spacer?
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    USE makes one. You can get one at Pricepoint for 9.98 (last I checked)
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    I bought a Use Thermoplastic shim 27,2/30,9.
    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...px?modelID=820
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    Quote Originally Posted by scapin
    I bought a Use Thermoplastic shim 27,2/30,9.
    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...px?modelID=820
    Hows it ride? does it feel, I don't know, squishy? like its giving under sided to side and for to back forces?
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    I rode just a little with it and not squishy...

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    21g is more than I expected. I guess buying a light carbon post and then adding back the grams for a spacer to isolate it from my aluminum frame isn't worth the weight.
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    I think it is worth it. A smaller diameter seatpost should be more comfortable and if it's carbon, you can protect it with the shim from getting all scratched up. Also, you can shorten the U.S.E. shim a bit so it only weighs about 16-17 g.

    I remove and insert my carbon seatpost at least once a day and it still looks perfect because I use a shim which moves with the seatpost when I turn it.

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