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Any 26.8 seatposts with lots of setback ?

Old 03-27-20, 04:37 AM
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Any 26.8 seatposts with lots of setback ?

Hi there ,

I have a brooks B17 that I just cant get quite into that sweet spot due to the notoriously short rails.

My bike has a 26.8 seatpost

If it took 27.2 I could use something like the grand cru long setback seatpost.

Is there any option like that for 26.8 ?

Is trying to get a 27.2 post into a 26.8 frame a bad move ?

Thanks ,

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Yes. Trying to get a 27.2 seatpost into a 26.8 seattube is a VERY bad move. If you ream out the seattube so that the 27.2 seatpost fits, you've seriously weakened the seattube.

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Originally Posted by jambon View Post
I have a brooks B17 that I just cant get quite into that sweet spot due to the notoriously short rails.

A more expedient answer is to sell the Brooks and replace it with a Cardiff Cornwall or equivalent. It's a better saddle, and it has longer rails than the Brooks.
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Originally Posted by jambon View Post
Hi there ,

If it took 27.2 I could use something like the grand cru long setback seatpost.

Is there any option like that for 26.8 ?

J
Velo Orange's other seat post, the Dajia one, has 24mm of setback, compared to the 30mm of the Grand Cru. Would 24mm be enough? It's available in 26.8, and VO still has its sale going on right now: https://velo-orange.com/products/daj...nt=50647477959

I have one of these in 26.4 diameter for my Motobecane, and it does the job well.
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