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Old 10-15-06, 11:45 AM   #1
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Brooks Conquest - which seatpost?

I have Brooks Conquest saddle and I was wondering which is the best seatpost for it. The TCO that I was using needed modding to get the saddle at the right angle. I looked at t thomson post, but it seems as though I'd need to run the top plate backwards to get it to work. I also looked at a USE one that had a much greater level of adjustment, but tbh I'd rather have the thomson, or a saddle with a greater amount of layback
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Old 10-15-06, 11:58 AM   #2
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I'm using a Ritchey post with the Conquest. The post has enough tilt adjustment range to hande this saddle.
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Old 10-15-06, 12:09 PM   #3
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Not sure about the amount of tilt adjustment, but check out the Salsa post. Fore and aft adjustments are independent from the tilt adjsutment. I don't have one yet, but it sounds like a real design advance.
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yeah, i looked at the salsa online, but that cam thing doesn't look like it has much adjustment. neat though.

i'll check out the ritchey, the ea50 didn't look like it would work either
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I looked at t thomson post, but it seems as though I'd need to run the top plate backwards to get it to work. I also looked at a USE one that had a much greater level of adjustment, but tbh I'd rather have the thomson, or a saddle with a greater amount of layback
Turning the top plate around on a Thomson is just fine. In fact, the instruction sheet that came with mine even says so:
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If the nose of the seat will not tilt up enough (very rare) turn the top clamp around for extra adjustment.
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I have Brooks Conquest saddle and I was wondering which is the best seatpost for it. The TCO that I was using needed modding to get the saddle at the right angle. I looked at t thomson post, but it seems as though I'd need to run the top plate backwards to get it to work. I also looked at a USE one that had a much greater level of adjustment, but tbh I'd rather have the thomson, or a saddle with a greater amount of layback
What are you trying to accomplish?
Front to back? Tilt of the nose?
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I have Brooks Conquest saddle and I was wondering which is the best seatpost for it. The TCO that I was using needed modding to get the saddle at the right angle. I looked at t thomson post, but it seems as though I'd need to run the top plate backwards to get it to work. I also looked at a USE one that had a much greater level of adjustment, but tbh I'd rather have the thomson, or a saddle with a greater amount of layback
I have a Conquest, and have used it on both the Thomson and Salsa posts with no problems. The Thomson I used was the one with no setback, and I must say I prefer having the Conquest on the Salsa Shaft post which does have an inch or so of setback. The saddle itself tends to have an annoying squeak which can drive me crazy on a longer ride.
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The saddle itself tends to have an annoying squeak which can drive me crazy on a longer ride.
I've been trying to figure out which parts to grease, or to hope they break in sooner, to cut that out. It does seem to be in the leather, not the frame, maybe it won't happen, sigh...
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Any chance it could be a loose rivet?
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I have a Conquest, and have used it on both the Thomson and Salsa posts with no problems. The Thomson I used was the one with no setback, and I must say I prefer having the Conquest on the Salsa Shaft post which does have an inch or so of setback. The saddle itself tends to have an annoying squeak which can drive me crazy on a longer ride.

salsa it is then. your bike doesn't have some crazy slack seat tube angle, does it>?
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