Q: Would you deem it foolhardy/reckless to buy THIS setback SEATPOST and install it backward to shift the seat forward? If so, is there a more prudent way to shift my seat forward at least 1.5cm? (2.0cm would actually be better.)
I adore this neat old Dutch bike with old Look pedals (PS76) and a 25.4mm seatpost, but pedaling this heavy sucker up the hills with the present rearward position on my commute is destroying my knees! (Despite keeping my cadence around 80.)
I'd prefer to keep the Brooks saddle, but will gladly ditch it if there is a seat/seatpost combination that will permit me to keep both bike and knees. Mille grazzi!
P.S. The shoes are Dromartis, and they're another reason I really want to continue riding this bike.