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    A LONG time ago I found a Foffa bike in the bins with the seatpost stuck in it. I decided to rescue it and knowing that it’s not a too decent bike to have, it would make the perfect guinea pig for me to learn a few mechanic’s skills on it.
    A kind neighbour helped me melt down the aluminium seatpost, so now the bike is (sort of) ready for a total make-over. I will need to find a way to clean some of the rust that remained inside that frame before I put a new seatpost in place.
    Do you know what’s the seatpost size that a Foffa frame can take? I looked up online for the specs but couldn’t find the specific size for it.I have another seatpost which is slightly bigger so I’m suspecting that it may be within the range of 26-26.8mm or so. Any previous experience with those bikes?
    Also, I cleaned the headset bearings (they are inside a weird looking “bearing cassette”) and the headset has a genuinely really bad design to it..but it’s still worth reviving that bike to use as a commuter (and it’s black so it looks cool).
    Other than the seatpost size, any other tips are more than welcome! 😎

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    Why? Physics are typically in metric.