For the life of me, I cannot adjust the clamps tightly so that the nose on the seat is anything other than pointing down!!! This strikes me as weird, but, maybe there is something inherent in the Profile Fast Forward seatpost which makes this normal.
It is an older 27.0 profile design fast forward seatpost with a front and back bolt. My seat is a circa 1991 Avocet Racing I (I don't think this should matter, but, just in case I'm letting you know. Also, the rails are fine).
I have the back bolt as tight as possible; I then tighten the front bolt so that the clamps come together well enough to keep the seat stable. But, when I do this, it forces the nose down, which, when I ride, forces me to slide down to the nose!! In order to stay in the proper place in the saddle, I have to use my arms to hold myself in place.
Is this normal for this type of seatpost? I know that they are designed for TT, but, it strikes me as bizarre that I cannot adjust the "level" to the way I want it with the clamps tight.
I don't think this is rocket science; although, this is the first time I have had a double bolt seatpost. Am I missing something here?
I appreciate your help!! Happy to provide information as desired.