Originally Posted by crashing_sux
When you're adjusting your saddle make sure you don't move it too close to the end of the rails fore or aft or you'll risk breaking your rails.
Or maybe I'm just fat?
No, I don't think you are. I tried sliding the seat forward (closer to the bars) on my XC bike. It's not a great seat. Just a stock seat that comes with a Specialized. I tightened it well and just went for a casual ride in the city.
After sometime when I got home I noticed the seat had slid back on the rails to its original position. It was almost as if there's a sweet spot or optimum point on the rails set by the manufacturer. Then again, maybe it's just my el cheapo seat.
As for Sheldon Brown's tips. I think they are general guidelines but not written in stone since everyone's optimum seat position will depend on their individual builds and riding styles.
Last edited by bentrim; 11-18-03 at 03:17 AM.