Arggh!! Seat problems
I've been having a real fight with my bike for the last few months. Back in October, I changed jobs and pretty much doubled my commute to just under 40 miles/day. The route takes me over city streets and MUP trails, with something like a 2K elevation change each way. There are parts of the route that are rough, but most are pretty benign. I don't usually go teribly fast over the rough parts.
Since I started on the longer commute, I've had problems with the tires and wheels, lights, faring, and fenders. I seem to have worked all of those out, but now I've got a seat problem.
The bike is a Giro 20, and I'm a short (5'7") heavy (225) guy (some fat, but more muscle). Yesterday on the ride home, the seat slipped back unexpectedly when I was cresting a hill. I figured that the clamp had come loose, so I stopped, reset the thing, and went on. Over the course of the rest of the commute (probably about 5 miles), I had to reset the seat thrice more, for a total of 4 times.
The bottom of the seat has some kind of a cross-member on it that looks like a bolt might have fallen out. I don't have enough knowledge of the geometry to know for sure, though. I guess I'll take it back to the shop, again. This is getting frustrating.
These bikes are supposed to be the commuter version of the Giro, I was told. Has anyone else had these kind of issues using them for daily, long-haul commuting?