BIKE SHOP GIVES WRONG SEATPOST SIZE
September 14, 2005
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What is the size of the seatpost
on a '98 diamondback Mr. Lucky? Is it 22.2 or 25.4? It has
25.4 stamped on it but the guy at the bike shop said it
is 7/8. Which one is it? I need to order the post on-line
and I don't know which to get.
By the way, it is so cool that you
help people for free like this.
Ive got the answer to the
question you asked, but not the one you didnt
ask: Why did the shop guy refute the size stamped on your
seatpost? Did he put a sizing rod into the seat tube? Or
did he instead use his pipelinethe direct one he has
to an advanced alien intelligence? Perhaps he exists simultaneously
in a differently-scaled parallel universe?
Anyway. Diamondback speced
that bike with a pillar-style (without an integrated clamp),
chromoly 25.4 mm seatpost (about one inch diameter)not
a 22.2 mm (7/8"). Accept no substitutes.
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