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    Setback seatpost question

    Will a 26.8 diameter seat post work on my bike, which has a 27.2 hole -- for lack of a better word. Even with a shim, would it work?

    I think my bike is too small for me. I'm 6'6", riding a 62 cm surly. Lately, I've been having some soft tissue issues, and got a new saddle, which forced me to sit directly over the seat post. This then causes my arms and neck to ache. Yada Yada Yada, I think I need to move my saddle back. Only way to do this is to get a setback seatpost.
    Haven't found many good ones, but most I've found with enough of a setback to make a difference are MTB. Any suggestions on seatposts, or how to take care of this problem would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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    If you're feeling handy, you might try the following fix: Get a gooseneck-style BMX post - the kind with a serious backward bend. You'll want to find a post with a diameter narrow enough to fit inside the post that fits your frame. Then cut your original post and put a vertical notch in it. Place the gooseneck inside the old post and secure it with a seatpost collar. You can see a picture of the result here:
    http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2004/michtom20.htm

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