I've been sitting on this sweet Ellsworth Flight road bike frame for a while now. I've got parts from my old Casati all ready to be swapped out. Problem is, my old seatpost doesn't fit. Now, you'd think that would be an easy fix, right? I sure thought it would be. On a lark, I wrote to Ellsworth customer service looking for specs. Much to my amazement, not only did someone write back quickly....but that someone was Anthony Ellsworth himself. "Flight. Should take a 27.2mm post, though some took 27.4mm.Front derailleur is bottom pull, 31.8mm clamp. BB is 68mm.Great bike. GREAT riding bike. Aluminum feel out of favor due to all the carbon stuff… but that is a fantastic riding frame, your lucky to own it. Enjoy. AE". Now, I gotta tell you, at this point I am feeling pretty special. Ellsworth frames are legendary...and I just got a email from the dude responsible for creating them. So, I rushed right over to JensonUSA to make a purchase. 27.2mm...just like the man said. The package arrives. Doesn't fit.
Lucky for me, there is a bike shop less than 50 yards from my house. I bring the frame over to the shop. Everyone in the place wants to hold it. The thing weighs in at 2.3lbs for a 58cm frame. Crazy light!. I have them take the measurments (not once, but twice) for the seatpost with some cone shaped device they stick into the frame. 27.0mm. Once again, I rush right over to JensonUSA.com and purchase a nice Thomson Elite seatpost.
The package arrives. Doesn't fit.
That's two seatposts on their way back to Jenson as we speak. Sorry guys. But,...rest assured, I'l be buying another one real soon. This time, I'm going with 26.8mm...just like this old dilapidated printout of the specs says. (thank you Matt)