Hobson Pro-Hub Problems
Last year, I ordered a Hobson Pro-Hub seat for my Raleigh Route 24. It arrived today. Evidently they had problems with their Chinese manufacturing facility.
Before I bought the seat, I contacted Hobson and asked if it would work with my Topeak wedge pack. They said it should be no problem.
I tried the seat today. No way will it work with the Topeak mounting hardware. I'll either have to give up the pack or fabricate a mount.
Aside from that, the Pro-Hub raised my seat level at least two inches. My seat was pretty low before I switched, and now when I try to lower the Pro-Hub to the right height, the seat post bottoms out in the frame. The Route 24 has a weird suspension on the seat post, so I can't just saw off the excess.
Is there any hope for this seat? It seems comfortable, but I can't ride with my rear end so high it puts all my weight on my wrists. I am considering getting a seat post with no suspension, since it should sit lower in the frame, but I hate to go to all that aggravation, not knowing if the post will even fit in the bike.