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    velo orange grand cru and Brooks B17

    I picked up a Velo Orange Grand Cru seat post, thinking that the extra set back would help me move back my Brooks B17. Just wondering what folks have found with this seat post. I've progressively moved it back, and my impression is that getting the saddle back helps keep my sit bones off the metal frame. Make sense? I had a Ritchie seat post before that had a pretty generous set back, but, of course, the Grand Cru has more.

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    I have the same set up. The Brooks works well with the Gran Cru post. I am thinking of a back tilt on the saddle, while it is comfortable now, I find myself having to re-adjust from time to time to get a little further back on the seat.
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    Senior Member jlstrat's Avatar
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    I have a 1/4 bead tilt back. What seems to be important for me is having the seat back far enough back so that I'm not sitting on the metal frame.

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    You do as you must,.. had a zero setback seatpost,
    [German 'airwings', suspension] I wanted to keep
    so I got rid of the B17 (std), instead.

    use a Brompton, batch ordered, Fizik Vitesse, instead, on that bike now.

    I can shove it back further on it's rails..
    Last edited by fietsbob; 07-02-12 at 11:30 AM.

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