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Looking for a seatpost I can "reverse", similar to FSA Fast Forward.

Old 04-15-14, 10:37 AM
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Looking for a seatpost I can "reverse", similar to FSA Fast Forward.

I've never used a side-clamping single-bolt seatpost like this:

Can a seatpost like this handle the angle, if you rotate it so the offset is in front of the seat-tube, rather than behind it? Not this brand, necessarily, but this style/design of the clamp.

I have a older TT bike that is a conversion from a road-bike. I'm looking to move the saddle forward more than the current post allows.
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This design with a clamp in a rotating body has the highest range of angles possible, often a full 360° not counting the rails touching, of the various seat post designs. Most offset posts with the clamp assembly riding at the top of the offset will not accommodate the angles needed is reversed, so this design may be the only choice if you plan to reverse the post.
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Thanks. It looks like I'd have pretty free range, but I wasn't sure.
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Thanks. It looks like I'd have pretty free range, but I wasn't sure.
Just make sure the post actually has the freedom of angle it appears to, and that the rails will clear the top when reversed. This is one of those fit's most, but not all kind of deals.
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My downside is that I'll be buying online. This isn't a bike I want to dump any real money into, so I'll be taking my chances on an eBay or aliexpress purchase.

Worse case, I guess I'll have a spare seatpost in stock!
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If you have a good eye, you can probably predict how it'll work backward, or asking the seller to confiem that the saddle can be leveled with the post reversed.
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Lower end .. plain seat post & a saddle clip you can fit to either side ..

best saddle clip the Brompton pentaclip Brompton, Penta clip, Part# QPENTACLIPA
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fietsbob, thanks for the link. The Pentaclip you show costs more than a full seatpost, though.

I did buy a seatpost like in my first post. It does have enough rotation of the rails to allow "reversing" the head. This allowed me to move the tip of my saddle a couple of centimeters further than my previous setup.

When I took the pics, I should have shown a reference line in the "after" pic. But, if you look at the trailing-edge of the saddle-rails, you can see that they're in-line with the seatpost in the after pic, and they are clearly behind the seatpost-line in before pic.

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