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Grantour seatpost 
PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 10:33 am Reply with quote
Spike
Joined: 18 Dec 2015
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I have a Grantour ('83 or '84 I think) which is missing a seat. The seatpost would have to be split because the cable for the rear brake runs directly across the opening. Does anyone know where I can find such a post? If not, I'm afraid I'll have to reroute the cable because I'm not comfortable with the idea of cutting a slot in a post not designed for that!

Any ideas?
Thanks!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 1:01 pm Reply with quote
Dragon
Joined: 12 Dec 2015
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Location: Germany
I own a Grandtour as well and my brake cable dutifully runs around the seatpost Wink Some pictures of your problem could help.



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Re: Grantour seatpost 
PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 10:52 pm Reply with quote
verktyg
Joined: 14 Jan 2007
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Location: SF Bay Area
Spike wrote:
I have a Grantour ('83 or '84 I think) which is missing a seat.

Pictures always help. Show the right side of the bike and closeup pictures of the seat tube lug.

Spike wrote:
The seatpost would have to be split because the cable for the rear brake runs directly across the opening.

HUH? Pictures...

Spike wrote:
Does anyone know where I can find such a post? If not, I'm afraid I'll have to reroute the cable because I'm not comfortable with the idea of cutting a slot in a post not designed for that!




I'm seeing something, I'm seeing something... If I just had a picture it would be a lot clearer...


1983 & 1984 Catalog pages showing the Grantour model:

http://www.gitaneusa.com/images/catalog/1983_pg3.jpg
http://www.gitaneusa.com/images/catalog/1984/Page_04.jpg

It will take a 26.2mm or maybe a 26.4mm seatpost depending on the year.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 7:06 am Reply with quote
Spike
Joined: 18 Dec 2015
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Ok, ok, never mind.

Embarassed Embarassed

When I went to photograph it I realized that the "groove" the cable rested in was actually the gap in the downtub. The cable had merely settled across the opening. The cable does fit around the tube Embarassed

I assumed that it was some exotic design but didn't think it through.

I appreciate your interest in helping, and if I find any REAL problems getting bike back on the road I'll be back here, bugging you again.
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