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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 08-09-14, 10:20 PM   #1
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Newbie Question Concerning Seats/Seat Post switching...

Proud new owner of a Fuji Crosstown 2.5. I had promised myself I would work some OT and get a new bike if I kept up with an exercise/eating program for 6 weeks (takes me about 3 or 4 weeks to really set a habit). 6 weeks in and down to 298 from 312 already.

My parents and my in-laws had been keeping up with my progress and surprised me with the bike as an early birthday gift and to encourage me to keep up the weight loss. They knew I had been focusing my research on that bike, so they pulled the trigger for me at the LBS. I'm very lucky.

May not be the perfect bike, but I'm very pleased so far. Only thing I don't care for is the seat post that came with the Fuji. I actually like the seat (or saddle, I'm still learning), but the seat post is "suspended" and quickly bottoms out any time I sit on it. Really makes it hard to get in a comfortable position. To be honest, even if I only weighed 150 I still don't think I'd be a fan. Any how...

I still have an old GT Outpost Trail that I outgrew height-wise back in high school. It has a nice, simple, solid seat post. Would it be possible to mount my Fuji seat on the GT seat post and use it on the Fuji?

If everything fits, I'm good to go, right? Or is there something else I should be looking out for.

Great forum, and thanks for the help!
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Old 08-09-14, 10:33 PM   #2
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Seat posts come in different dia, it is sometimes stamped on the post. Mine happens to be a 27.2.

i do have a couple suspension posts and they have a set screw in from the bottom to set tension using an Allen wrench, you can crank it tight enough that the post really does not move with a 280lb guy riding the bike (244 now but I started at 280).

If your seat post from the other bike is the wrong size I just got a "Projekt Fixie" post from Amazon which is decent for 10 bucks shipped Prime, they come in two sizes, 27.2 being one.

The best posts are "micro adjust" they do not have "steps" to the angle setting the Projekt Fixie post is not a micro adjust....I was hoping it was.....but I think it will work for me.
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Old 08-09-14, 10:42 PM   #3
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I did a quick google on your bike and the one that popped up had a 27.2 seat post. Decent looking bike really , with 44 teeth up front and 34 in the rear it should have low enough gearing to let you get up a decent hill :-)
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Thanks for the help, I didn't happen to check for an allen screw. I'll do that before I start out in the morning.

Always forget the simple things.

Seems like a perfectly acceptable bike for what I'll be doing. My town does a good job with greenways/trails (from easy to fairly hilly) so the bike should be right at home.
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Thanks for the help, I didn't happen to check for an allen screw. I'll do that before I start out in the morning.

Always forget the simple things.

Seems like a perfectly acceptable bike for what I'll be doing. My town does a good job with greenways/trails (from easy to fairly hilly) so the bike should be right at home.
I'm not even sure what prompted me to look for and find that Allen screw, makes sense tho :-) for it to be there :-).once you get your post set right mark it with a black sharpie too, mine moves down on me, I need to get some "assembly paste "......I guess it is slightly gritty stuff they put on stuff like seat posts, bike shop is supposed to have it, keep forgetting to look when I'm in there.
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