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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 04-12-11, 01:38 PM   #1
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Does your Surly seatpost look like this?



I can't believe Surly would make a seatpost that's not adjustable front-to-back. Either that or I can't figure out how to adjust the tilt.

What gives?
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Old 04-12-11, 01:44 PM   #2
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That's a Kalloy SP-248. If you loosen the bolt enough you can pivot the saddle on the radiused top of the post, therefore adjusting the tilt.
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My Steamroller seatpost was stuck when I got it. If you loosen the bolt and push on it, you can probably unstick it. And then you can adjust tilt.
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Oh! I see now. I originally thought the part on top of the post was welded on there, but then I looked at it again and it was just really ****ing stuck. Thanks a lot, men!
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I've had several Kalloy posts of different styles (both the SP-248 radiused top version as well as the Lapadre style with indexed notches) get stuck after a while of using them. I usually just give the lower part of the clamp (the part that's stuck to the post) a little whack with a rubber mallet. Nothing to worry about.
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Old 04-12-11, 04:14 PM   #6
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yup, had that one, then i scored a thomson for half the price on CL
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