Re: [CR] Was "Market Slump", Now "Deal Breaker?"

(Example: Framebuilding:Tubing:Falck)

From: "Norm and Val Lafleur" <>
To: "classicrendezvous" <>, "Weigle, Peter" <>
Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2010 10:37:16 -0400
Subject: Re: [CR] Was "Market Slump", Now "Deal Breaker?"

> Hi Peter,
> Your comment about about the gnarled then polished seat post caught my
> attention. I have one exactly as you described. So the question is how
> undersized is too much? Mine is a 26.2 that is undersized by 0.1 mm. Given
> that this is most likely to be used in a Cinelli with a sleeved seat tube,
> how risky is it.
> Will you be at Monson on Sunday?
> Norm
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Peter Weigle" <>
> To: "Classicrendezvous@Bikelist.Org" <>
> Sent: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 9:28 AM
> Subject: Re: [CR] Was "Market Slump", Now "Deal Breaker?"
>> I would also consider seat post diameter as a possible culprit in causing
>> the crack. The post's insertion can't be ruled out as mentioned
>> previously, but I've seen more of these cracks caused by undersized
>> posts, or posts the right supposed diameters, that have been gnarled,
>> pitted, and then polished up to look good, but then end up on the shy
>> side of what they're supposed to be. To take care of that and the
>> slipping post the rider cranks up on the binder bolt and the tube
>> "pinches", and cracks.
>> peter weigle
>> lyme, ct.