General Cycling Discussion - Best Seatpost for a Brooks Champion Flyer?
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04-29-08, 10:13 AM
I'm thinking about getting a champion flyer saddle for my '80s trek touring bike, and it's also time to replace my tired-out seatpost. It appears that the champion flyer is a single-rail saddle and I have no previous experience with those. What kind of seatpost should I get? (do I need one specially designed for a single-rail saddle or what key words should I look for?) I do lots of commuting and touring and have put my B17 through its paces and want to try out the sprung version.
I did like the CLB seatpost I saw on wallbike (http://www.wallbike.com/seatposts/clb.html) , but have no idea whether or not it would work for me.
04-29-08, 12:38 PM
The Champion Flyer is a single rail saddle... So is the B17, as are most saddles. This is to differentiate them from some of the other sprung saddles that are double and triple railed. The seatpost you linked to looks like it would work fine.
If the clamp on the old seat post will work, try that first. It's entirely possible you will need a post with less setback, and seeing how it works out with your present seat post might avoid you having to get two new seatposts to get it fit right. I have a B-17 that sat so far to the rear that I had to get a Thompson Elite to move it far enough forward.
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