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Odd seatpost size?

Discussion in 'HOW TO' started by BCArchitect, May 1, 2012.

  1. BCArchitect

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    I'm restoring an old Huffy tandem.
    the seatpost hole measures about an inch, but a 1" seatpost just won't go in very far without getting jammed. I cleaned up the bore with a brake cylinder hone, but still no dice.
    Was there ever a 15/16" seatpost?
     
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    Checking..
     
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    Not all my 1" posts measure and fit exactly like the others (these are bicycles, after all, and the tolerance level seems rather generous). As said, stick different things in until you find something that fits like a seatpost should (too loose is bad), and check it for the depth you need too. Often they are out of round at the top, too.
    If worse comes to worse, you can 'whittle' a broom handle or dowel to fit so you can get a measurement. Anybody with a lathe can easily make you a seatpost if it turns out to be a problem (if you dont know somebody, start asking around, it is a good thing to know; maybe even go the local high school shop teacher or tech school, they might be able to make it a 'special project' for a student).
     
  5. TwentyTwenTwen

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    Being that this post is now over a year old I'm sure this will be of no use to you now, but I'd guess you needed a 13/16" seetpost.
     

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