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Old 06-10-06, 10:59 PM   #1
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Light, cheaper, short seat post?

I usually put my seat right at the bracket, and find I can save alot of weight right there...what do you recommend for an inexpensive shorter / lighter weight seat post?
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Old 06-10-06, 11:21 PM   #2
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I'm not sure what you mean exactly, but make sure your seatpost extends past the top weld into the frame. It may break eventually or the seatpost will work its way out. If you want it lighter and shorter, just cut your existing post down to length.
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You put your seat at the bracket (seat clamp)? You must be riding non-technical trails or have a bike with a very low top tube that meets the seat tube WAY below the seat clamp. If not..... no I don't even want to think about the pain of landing on the top tube.
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Old 06-12-06, 01:21 PM   #4
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The Thomson Masterpiece is very sweet...About $150. You can get a road model perhaps 250mm length.
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i dont think a thomson masterpiece falls into the inexpensive category.
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This is a bit of an odd request. Usually riders who slam their seats all the way down are doing so for trials, dirt jumps, urban, etc... not the same crew who usually worries about the grams. But getting a cheap seatpost and hacking off everything but a few inches at the top is a cheap option.

If you do like to put the seat all the way up occasionally (for the ride home from the trails, etc) you can go with a cheaper road post... but then if you ever hit anything with the post up, trouble.
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Do it yourself ...

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I usually put my seat right at the bracket, and find I can save alot of weight right there...what do you recommend for an inexpensive shorter / lighter weight seat post?
I recommend a Thompson and a hacksaw. Either that or a Thompson paired with a pipe cutter.

The manufacturer will have a recommendation concerning how much seatpost you must have in the seat tube. This is inteded for people with low bottom brackets. But you can use this as a guide for how much to cut. Just remember it is better to cut off too little then too much.
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Why spend all the money on a Thomson if you're going to be cutting it down anyway? Seems like a waste.

If your post is a 27.2 just hack it off, but leave at least 3 or 4" to go inside the frame. If you have a large-diameter post (like a 30.9) you might save a little more weight by using a shim and a stubby 27.2.
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