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    Alternative seatpost for Mezzo?

    I would like to have an off road and fast road set up for my Mezzo bikes. Are there any alternative seatpost to fit a mezzo. I would like a suspension version for off road use and a stiff spd beam,or a carbonfibre version for road.
    Surley a carbon fibre one could be bespokely made up to order. Maybe a bit !!!
    any links ? ideas ?

    The Mezzo seatpost is around 33mm (I check exactely later)
    Could I modify a existing seatpost like a thud buster or another seatpost.

    One option I am considering is switching seatposts one with a light weight saddle,(which is what I am currently running ),and having another Mezzo seatpost with a sprung saddle on the other .Please dont suggest I buy a Brooks ,I dont like them, and I dont buy leather products.

    I have seen an add on pogo stick type adaptor on ebay that fitted on to an existing seatpost, but it looked nasty and possibly unsafe.It only cost about 5 + p and p. Sometime of better quality would do fine. Or from another folding bike with a smaller diametre seatpost shimmed up.
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    Senior Member bhkyte's Avatar
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    I found a web sit called "POSh bike" that do carbon stuff.
    Intergrated seat ans seat post custom made from 440.
    If I was a rich man.................... I still would not pay that!

    There does appear appear to be carbon race seatpost posts in 500mm which would be possibly ok. But I can complete the links to them to actually find any yet.

    The cane crek "Thud buster" is available in 440mm and if I also put a sprung seat on to raise another 40mm or so I should be more or less OK. I would possibly lower the seat a tad anyway if on rougher stuff. The current post is 560mm and I have it near minium insertion.

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    There is a UK company called VS ? ( apparently on the back of UK cycling mag). They do bespoke TI bits.
    I have not been able to google them.
    Anyone got a link?

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    Off road on a Mezzo. . . seems an odd usage of the bike to me.

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    Yes the bike is mainly for road use, but Its fine for park trails and stuff, not heavy off road.
    I do take one of them on a BMX track with my son ocassionally ,but I am carefull with it.

    Any links to VS? for a TI seatpost anyone?

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    Any body any links to custom Ti seatpost manufactures?

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