Re: [CR] Locktite, Seat posts and general musings

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Date: Fri, 8 May 2009 14:07:09 -0400
From: John Betmanis <>
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Subject: Re: [CR] Locktite, Seat posts and general musings

At 09:24 AM 08/05/2009 -0700, Bob Freitas wrote:
> Seat posts and seat post sizes come up frequently and
>bent seat post lug ears I think usually point to incorrect size seat
>posts being used. One of the best investments
> I have made is a reamer handle and assorted reamers
>(26.8,27.2 and 27.4) so after realigning the ears ,I reinstall the
>binder bolt but not tight) and ream to the proper
> size. This eliminates the nasty seat post scratches and
>gives great grip on the post.

Are those reamers straight or spiral? Since adjustable reamers can only be straight, I have always wondered how they would work reaming the seat tube because I can see the straight blades catching in the slit. Do adjustable reamers work, or can onlt spiral fixed size reamers be used?

John Betmanis
Woodstock, Ontario