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    Locking a suspension seatpost

    Hopefully this isn't too dumb of a question, but here goes...

    Is there any way of "locking" my suspension seatpost? At first I liked it, but now I find that it's rather tiresome (and annoying) "bouncing" up and down every time I hit even the littlest bump.

    When I pull the seat post all the way out and look into it from the bottom, I see there is something that can be adjusted by turning one way or the other, but no matter which way I turn it, that doesn't seem to lock it out.

    Is there anything that can be bought that I can insert into the "travel area" to keep it in place, or would my best bet to be just go buy a non-suspension post?

    Thanks in advance for any comments / tips / suggestions provided.

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    Depends on the seat post. I replace mine with solid posts and use a lightly sprung Brooks saddle.

    Yes you can probably come close to locking it out by turning the plug in the bottom. The one I had took a hex key, IIRC 6mm.

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    If you unscrew that bolt all the way an elastimer will fall out. You're supposed to be able to firm up the elastimer by tightning the screw but I doubt you'll be able to tighten it enough to make you happy. I suppose you could try replacing the elastimer with a dowel but I've never tried it personally so I don't know how well that would work..

    If it was my bike, and for no more than seatposts cost, I'd stick a low end seatpost in there and be done with it.

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    I've done away with suspension seat posts sometime ago, I never liked having to set the seat post higher to compensate for the "squish", definitely made mounting and dismounting the bike more difficult.

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    I own a cane creek thudbuster LT .. with the rider weight appropriate elastomers,
    I sense no bobbing... their seatposts are not cheap..

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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    I own a cane creek thudbuster LT .. with the rider weight appropriate elastomers,
    I sense no bobbing... their seatposts are not cheap..
    I have their ST and I feel the same way. It works so well that I usually forget it is there.

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    Thanks for the replies. I appreciate the info. Will probably buy a new, non-suspension seatpost. Payday is this coming Friday, so I'll probably hit some of the LBS this weekend.
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