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    Saddle recommendations?

    Can anyone recommend a saddle that will sit a little higher on the seatpost? I need about one inch extra height on a KHS-Westwood to be comfortable. The seatpost is currently on the insert limit line. Alternatively, what might the tolerance of the seatpost be? Could I safely take it one inch beyond the limit?

    Thanks

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    Car free since 1995 pm124's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shilun
    Could I safely take it one inch beyond the limit?
    No. If it has a shim it will destroy it. Otherwise, it might damage your frame. The point at which the post goes into the frame serves as a fulcrum of sorts, so if it's too high, it can spell trouble. This is also dangerous.

    If you like your saddle, why not just get a longer post?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pm124
    If you like your saddle, why not just get a longer post?
    Unfortunately, I already have the longest post that KHS make (apparently).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shilun
    Unfortunately, I already have the longest post that KHS make (apparently).
    Is it a standard seatpost size? If it is, you don't have to limit yourself to a KHS post.

    Juan

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    Quote Originally Posted by juan162
    Is it a standard seatpost size? If it is, you don't have to limit yourself to a KHS post.

    Juan
    It's 29.2.

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    I have had the same issue with my Westwood.

    You might want to look at my previous thread on the subject at:Long Seat Post

    I would still like to find a 500mm post but the post I made up and discussed in the above thread (#6)seems to be doing fine.

    David

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shilun
    It's 29.2.
    If you google "29.2 seatpost" you will find several seatposts as well as shims that will allow you to use other standard size seatposts.
    Juan

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    A Brooks B-66 or narrower B-66 Champion, and a Seat Sandwich will give the height you need and be wonderously comfortable to boot.
    YTMV (Your Tuchis May Vary)

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