For a combination of reasons, some that even make sense, I've been forced to drop the saddle on my Jamis by nearly 2 cm ... after 1,000 happy km at the old height
Trouble is, she's a very big frame and before I reached the right spot (I was still getting slight lower back pain), my beautiful FSA seat post with exactly the right amount of set back (I need a lot) decided it wouldn't go any further - it swells slightly at just the wrong spot
So I dug out the old seat post, a cheap, horrible unit with a daft adjustment system on top that doesn't have those deep splines that a lot do and which relies on guess, pagan gods and human sacrifice to set correctly ... which goes a long way to explaining why it's been in the spare parts box
I installed said horror and was able to get the saddle height right at last
I also fitted a nice new Brooks B17
The old B17 which had been on the Jamis is going onto my Europa - I did the swap because I've got a lot of commuting coming up so the new saddle will get broken in quickly.
Anyways, the new saddle is nicely adjusted and settling in fine (comfy right out of the box), I'm 20 km into my ride to work when all of a sudden it starts feeling weird, then definitely rude Yup, the stupid seat post clamp had shifted and the nose was tilting upwards at a definitely uncool angle. Only 2km to work so I toughed it out and fixed it at lunch time.
That rotten seat post shifted twice on the way home
Then again on the way to work yesterday
Lunchtime again. Set saddle. Do a gorilla act on the allen key.
It didn't shift at all on the way home.
Nor did it shift on the way to work today.
Am I happy?
Not on your flamin' life! I've set it too flat haven't I and keep sliding off towards the nose. It's not out by much, just enough to really give me the tom tits and the worst part is, now that I've got it so it won't shift while riding, I've got to loosen the stupid thing to adjust it again
Yes, I will be buying a new seat post ... but have no idea when I'll be able to get to the lbs.