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Old 07-26-07, 05:33 PM   #1
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My seatpost can't slip, it fills the tube

Hi,
I'd love to take credit for this, but it was an accident. My LBS ordered me
a Thompson, wasn't sure of the length, got me the longest one.

It was too long.

So they cut 1/8" off and now I have a post that will never, ever slip.

I feel more connected to the bike. Which is good, it feels more efficient.
Who would have thought a seatpost could bob a little? However, I feel the bumps
a little more.

Slipping seatposts has been a problem for me for years. If you remember the Italy pics I threw up, the darn seatpost was low in a couple.

Anyway... if you have problems with the post slipping, getting a real long seatpost might be worth trying.

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Old 07-26-07, 05:40 PM   #2
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Could someone delete this?
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Thomson (no P) seat posts deliver. Not only are they long, but they are strong. They are expensive, but after I snapped a cheapie off last year, it is well worth your *****.
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Anyway... if you have problems with the post slipping, getting a real long seatpost might be worth trying.

I'm not sure how LONGER will prevent slippage.
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Thomson (no P) after I snapped a cheapie off last year, it is well worth your *****.
Don't say snapped... my new bike has a CF seat post and it makes me a bit nervous...
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The Constrictor (Surly) clamp on the Cross-Check has been holding just fine. I'm amazed, actually.
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Don't say snapped... my new bike has a CF seat post and it makes me a bit nervous...
OK. It gave out over a course of about 10 seconds. I thought is was the saddle giving way when "poop" the whole seat post snapped off. TIP: If you feel like you saddle is giving way, it probably is
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OK. It gave out over a course of about 10 seconds. I thought is was the saddle giving way when "poop" the whole seat post snapped off. TIP: If you feel like you saddle is giving way, it probably is
Actually I though it happened already. My sadle adjustment bolt wasn't tight on my post and my saddle suddenly rocked back when I was flying down the road. I about crapped myself. I make sure I tighen the saddle asjustment bolt now.
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I'm not sure how LONGER will prevent slippage.
It hits bottom. You know, I wonder if my bike has a piece of tubing inside the seat tube to strengthen the bottom bracket area.
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This was my biggest problem when I first started cycling. Many times I tried adjusting and screwed up and ended up riding home on a loose seat.

Finally I got rid of the quick release and got a standard clamp and never had problems with those.
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I have a standard clamp with the allen bolt + no problems. Surly CC and 310lbs.

It's also less tempting/easy to steal my Brooks saddle
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Don't say snapped... my new bike has a CF seat post and it makes me a bit nervous...
One of the first things I did with my new road bike was replace the CF seatpost with a Thomson.
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