Re: [CR]cracked frames, caused by wrong seat posts

Example: History:Norris Lockley

Date: Sat, 21 Jul 2007 11:59:56 EDT
Subject: Re: [CR]cracked frames, caused by wrong seat posts

In a message dated 7/21/07 11:55:59 AM, writes:

> My experience is that there are often 2 sizes that will work, that is if
> the larger size is a bit snugger than normal, a post one size smaller may hold
> without slipping.  All depends on the roundnees of the interior of the
> seattube and the construction of the seatlug.  But one never gets away w ith using a
> post more than 0.2 mm away from the ideal size.

I don't have a great deal of experience with cracked frames, but I've seen more frames cracked at the seatlug area than any other place, likely caused by doing exactly what many have talked about--putting a smaller than designed seatpost into the seattube. I've seen cracks on the sides of the lugs, sid es of the seattube, below the slot, and cracked binder ears. While it may not be

much in the grand scheme of measurements, .2mm can mean the difference betwe en a cracked frame and not. Lou Deeter, Orlando FL USA

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