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How's it going? I've been laying off the forum builds, but as this MBBO started on my Birthday, figured it was a sign to get involved. I bought this Electra aluminium frame at the flea for $8, notice the frame where the seat post goes is knackered! I managed to get a seat clamp tight on there, but the seat post still won't tighten enough, thus it's perfect for a 'Nana. Even the stock forks are difficult to find with such a long headstock stem, (I wanted something older looking), these mocked on it just now I've shortened with a grinder, but I may still shorten them a little. I'm gonna build pretty much from my parts stash, but I thought "Another man's treasure" sounded a little iffy as a title!

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There's been a few builds lately with seat post issues and some have solved the problem with a post configured like a stem, with a threaded rod, a pinch bolt and a nut and washer on top. The old aluminum Silver King frames were like that and it works well. The pinch bolt doesn't need to be a wedge either it can be a cone, with the post slotted at the bottom. This spreads the force evenly. It seems you may have solved your problem. But this solution may be worth saving for a future issue if you don't explore it now...

Carl.
 
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