Just wondering if you guys had any experience with seatpost breakage or bending. Quite a few folders require that you have a rather long (not always superstrong or especially beefy) seatpost sticking out of your frame, usually much longer and exposed than a regular bike. Particularly if you like riding high like me. I for example have a a Alu seatpost that is not folder specific, it sticks out a lot. I was talking to someone the other day and she had actually seen someone shearing their post and this wasn't even on a folder/a super long post. Sounded scary.
Of course i stick to the minimum insert recommendation and don't do anything too extreme on my folder.
There is a lot of leverage involved in a long post. Shearing your post sounds pretty messed up, but maybe one could even damage the frame that way?
Would it be better to mount a steel post or...?
Any opinions or experiences?
Last edited by v1nce; 09-10-05 at 06:30 PM.