Trouble installing new bike seat, trouble with seat post clamp and saddle rails
I am kind of a bike newb, but I am trying to replace the old hard seat on my bike with a wider, softer seat.
The seatpost with my bike is a 28.8mm Kalloy seat post, the kind with a single bolt clamp at the very top that is supposed to clamp down on the rails of the bike seat.
I bought a new bike seat (link: http://www.amazon.com/Sunlite-Cloud-...7196691&sr=8-4
) that is wide so it won't hurt my butt as much.
The rails underneath the seat seem to be just a few centimeters wider than the clamp grooves, so that the rails of the seat cannot fit snugly within the grooves of the clamp.
I am curious about what I can do about this besides buying a new seatpost/clamp, and even if that would do any good. Is it common for seat rails to be different distances apart from each other? Is there anyone that makes a 28.8mm seatpost besides Kalloy? It might be easier if I could get one that is just a pole that narrows toward the top, instead of messing around with the clamps. The last thing I want to do is buy another seat post and find out the the clamp grooves are still too far apart.
Thank you very much for your time