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Originally Posted by bokes
I've had telescoping suspension seatposts on all my bikes for years. It's what works best for my back so I'd like to stick with it. So I'm just trying to find out if I can get one on a Downtube. thanks
The various Downtube models have different seatpost diameter sizes. My 2007 Front Suspension and VIIIH models came with the 27.2, but the Mini and Full Suspension comes with a wider seatpost.
You'd have to make sure you buy a suspension seatpost that's 500mm long. That'll be hard to find.
Another possibility is to take the wider stock Downtube seatpost, cut it, and insert a short 27.2mm suspension seatpost, then put a seatpost clamp on it. I think that's been done before and discussed on this Forum.
Actually, if you have a bad back, what you really need is the Downtube + Cruzbike conversion. Like this:
With optional child seat and child:
Last edited by SesameCrunch; 01-16-08 at 09:10 AM.