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    Put on the Thomson?

    Question: Assuming a saddle can be placed in the exact same fore-aft position – using the rails – is there any particular pro or con for using a set-back post vs a zero setback post? Everything on my bike is carbon, but my son gave me a Thomson Elite which looks soooooooooo good. My current post is a middle of the road carbon post with a 5mm setback, so I’m certain the Thomson could be put in the same position. As a biker who is not going to be placing a great deal of strain on any bike part, I know I wouldn’t see any difference in performance. Just hate to let the Thomson sit in my gear chest. Also, would inserting a metal post into a carbon tube be of any concern?

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    Same answers as the other place. Do it.
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    Pro- would be if it makes it a better fit. Con- would be if it makes the fit worse.

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    Sounds like the Thompson would be a great upgrade. I personally prefer an aluminum seatpost over a carbon.

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    remember that once you grease up your AL post and install it, it would be hard to clean out the grease to go back to carbon.

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    check out my thread from this morning concerning set-back and 0 setback and the problem I am having on the Road cycling forum
    "Advantages Must Be Pressed, Disadvantages Must Be Overcome"

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    If your current seatpost has a clamp that is not centered on the shaft of the seatpost (think Kalloy for a good example), get the setback.

    If your current seatpost has a clamp centered over the shaft of the seatpost, then get the non-setback.

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