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    Default Columbus SL help.....ARGH!!!

    Hi everyone.

    So, every diagram I looked at states that Columbus SL seat tubes go painted end into BB and cut at the saddle end. The diagram on the Henry James site says the opposite. I went to measure the opening for a seat post and it is coming up at 26.8. I am 100% sure I went painted end down. I am clinically OCD and quadruple checked 4 times (16 total) :-)

    The tubing was purchased from Marinoni in Quebec Canada.

    I just checked the 2018 Columbus catalogue and it also says painted end down, cut from non painted at the saddle end.

    Is it just a matter of reaming the material at the lug? When I put the park seat post measuring tool in, there was play at the bottom while it was tight at the opening.

    Would there be harm in reaming it to 27.2?

    Thanks so much

    Pietro Masdea
    Thunder Bay Canada.
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    Default Re: Columbus SL help.....ARGH!!!

    Maybe your tube was made on Friday, after lunch... (sorry, old joke)

    You should be fine reaming to 27.2, imho
    Steve Hampsten
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    Default Re: Columbus SL help.....ARGH!!!

    I swear, my people are funny.

    Thanks again Steve!!

    Pietro Masdea
    Thunder Bay Canada.
     

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