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Old 12-16-10, 10:33 AM   #1
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seeking butt buddy

Cue the jokes.

Yes, I'm after something of the order of the Butt Buddy devices that used to be commonplace on this forum a couple of years back. So if anyone knows where I can get one new or second-hand in the UK I'd appreciate it.
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Old 12-16-10, 01:54 PM   #2
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What is it ???
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Old 12-16-10, 04:12 PM   #3
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It attaches to the seat post and it is a suspension like the Cane Creek There was a place in Seattle that had a website that sold them.
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Cue the jokes.

Yes, I'm after something of the order of the Butt Buddy devices that used to be commonplace on this forum a couple of years back. So if anyone knows where I can get one new or second-hand in the UK I'd appreciate it.
When I read the title of the post I nearly spat water on my screen!
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Old 12-16-10, 05:04 PM   #5
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Is this it?

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Old 12-16-10, 05:31 PM   #6
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Yep, that's the one. That's Sammyboy's mini that's no longer his mini, if I remember correctly.
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What is it ???
It's a device through which you can achieve the extra two inches you've always wanted.
Well, it's more like one and a half, probably.
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^^ That is indeed one on the Downtube Mini above. That, along with some other useful gizmos, used to be sold by an outfit called Sidetrak.com. Unfortunately the website went away a few years back (now up for sale).

There used to be a seller on ebay named "bicyclegizmo" that looked to be liquidating Sidetrak's remaining inventory. For awhile they sold Butt Buddies and some other stuff that Sidetrak had specialized in. A couple years ago I bought a fork from them, the invoice they enclosed had Sidetrak's logo. Unfortunately again, that seller seems to have disappeared after having left their last few buyers in the lurch.

http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAP...d=bicyclegizmo

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It's a device through which you can achieve the extra two inches you've always wanted.
Well, it's more like one and a half, probably.
Really????
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Old 12-16-10, 11:03 PM   #10
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Kent Peterson from BikeWorks told me to try peterwhitecycles for one. Either they didn't reply or my email to them bounced back. Anyway, I'm still seeking a butt buddy myself
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Kent Peterson from BikeWorks told me to try peterwhitecycles for one. Either they didn't reply or my email to them bounced back. Anyway, I'm still seeking a butt buddy myself
I sold mine a while ago. I never noticed any suspension benefit for the mini.

Peter White is somewhat of a curmudgeon. So if he thinks you're asking an off the wall questions, he probably deleted it. Then again, e-mail ... especially from certain domains ... often gets blocked. I'd pick up the phone if you're desperate.
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Old 12-18-10, 04:29 AM   #12
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how about doing a google search for it.
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Plain top seatpost, which has a 7/8" top portion for a common saddle clamp,
you can seek out another post that has a 7/8" ID and clamp it over that 7/8" 22.2mm portion..

I bought a Used Brompton previous owner did this to gain a couple inches
rather than buy the extended seat post, cut a slot in a section of a steel seatpost and clamped it on with a radiator hose clamp.


but Note the overlap is only 3 inches , so fit need to be good between the 2

NB the lower post has a bunch of leverage on it. with your body weigh on it ..
exerting a spike of more force with each bump, Butt Buddy or not..
and the short addition adds to that ..

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