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    Question about smaller seatpost on a Dawg

    Hi!
    I have a '04 Dawg and want to change the seatpost. The thig is, its very hard to find Thomson's in 30mm diameter. So, I was wondering if I can use a smaller size post (say 27,2mm) with a shim.
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    Hey !

    I can't really help ,but I can tell you that Santa's got nothing to do with Christmas !
    Oh ,and it should be on the 21st ,not the 24th anyway.

    Merry Christmas !

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    Man,
    You can use a smaller post with a shim if you'd like, but keep in mind that a narrower seatpost isn't quite as strong.

    I have no idea in the world what RixRaw is talking about, and i'm not really sure what it had to do with seatposts....

    Go out and ride, everything's closed today anyway!
    Later guys, have a happy whatever holiday you like to celebrate.
    Joe.

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    My post had nothing to do with seatposts ,so I'll just edit it out.
    Last edited by Rix Raw; 12-26-2004 at 01:08 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rix Raw
    My post had nothing to do with seatposts ,even though I'm going to puy one next week ,along with some other parts to complete my Shred.
    Wheee.

    Christ was born on the 21st.
    Santa comes on the 6th.

    And now we're celebrating Christmas on the 24th with Santa Claus. We're so off...

    Jesus Christ was born in September. But that's probably not for this forum, is it?

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    Idea! Bikeman.com has them...

    Quote Originally Posted by ManBitesDog
    Hi!
    The thig is, its very hard to find Thomson's in 30mm diameter.
    You haven't looked very hard have you

    30.0 X 330 length Silver http://www.bikemannetwork.com/Mercha...ct_Code=ST7510

    Black http://www.bikemannetwork.com/Mercha...ct_Code=ST7511

    Plus this is the cheapest I've seen Thomson posts. They've also got the longer 410 mm length versions in black and silver if needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe - Kona
    Jesus Christ was born in September. But that's probably not for this forum, is it?
    Depends on the "teachings" I guess ,but you gotta feel it ,you know ?
    But it's really not for this forum ,I'm just a little bit out of my mind.


    Well ,this isn't really for this thread ,but at least it works with the forum :
    I'm going to buy the final parts for my Shred next week ! Weeee !
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    Uh, I used to run a 400mm 27.2 Richey post with a shim in my Dawg,wasn't smart,never bent but I always was considerate of it while riding XC style.Came to my senses and converted the bike to an awsome jump bike with a 5 inch fork and coil shock.The 15 inch dawg actually measured 14 inches to the top of the seattube so a 400mm post wasn't quite long enough for me to get full leg extension.Don't know about the '05 frames though.
    Unfortunately decided to sell both my Dawg and my Stinky Primo to pay Uncle Sam last year,hope to replace at least the Stinky this coming spring.
    Last edited by DMay; 12-26-2004 at 03:30 PM.

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    Well...

    ... I already knew about that shop, but what I really wanted to know is if there is any problem with using a smaller post.
    Guess I better go with the correct size.
    Life is hard, tarmac is worse.

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    Another choice for 30.0 seatpost

    Race Face now sells the Atlas seatpost, a great choice for many Konas. It's available in 30.0 x 350, has a decent setback, and is lighter than the Diabolus but stronger than their XC seatpost. (It's currently backordered on both Jenson and universalcycles in the 30.0 size).

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