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27mm seat post with longer set back?

Old 10-10-17, 09:34 PM
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27mm seat post with longer set back?

I’ve read a lot about Brooks Pro saddles and the need by some to get seat posts that offer great set back to deal with the saddle’s thinner rails.

I love my Brooks Pro and have a “Strong” brand vintage Japanese seat post that is a copy of the SR Laprade fluted ones. I can’t find my caliper but not much setback for those of you who know those seat posts.

I often find myself either in the drops or on longer rides moving farther and farther back on my saddle — farther than I am actually supposed to be on it.

I see that VO sells one with 30.2mm of setback but unfortunately it only comes in a 27.2mm diameter and I need 27. The Nitto S65 is quite lovely but the offset is only 18mm.

Any recommendations for a 27mm C&V compatible seat post with extended set back?

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...I'm unaware of anything in 27.0 from back in the day with more setback than you already have. That was kinda standard for back then in ancient times. Even if there is one, it would probably be hard to find. Ritchey made one for a while, and they show up used. link

It's not that big a deal to buy a 27.2 alloy post of your desired setback and sand down the portion that inserts into your seat tube until it fits 27.0. Sometimes 27.0 posts are closer to 27.1 anyway. Most of the posts sold today need to be shortened for use in an older bike anyway.
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Nitto S85. You might have to hunt to find 27.0.

The setback is about 35 mm.

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SR MTE-100 goes way back -10cm? - and is adjustable with a quick release. All sizes from 25.4 to 27.2 existed. You just have to find one. Converting a 27.2 is doable.

MTB stuff from end 80s or very early 90s. They do turn up on ebay.
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Another thing is, do you need micro adjust? If so, a lot of single-bolt designs won't cut it.
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Thanks for all the replies. I didn’t think about sanding down a 27.2. Seems like the easiest solution.

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Originally Posted by 63rickert
SR MTE-100 goes way back -10cm? - and is adjustable with a quick release. All sizes from 25.4 to 27.2 existed. You just have to find one. Converting a 27.2 is doable.

MTB stuff from end 80s or very early 90s. They do turn up on ebay.
I'm pretty sure they were only made in 26.8, but I could be wrong. The ones I recall seeing were that size, as was the one I had turned down to fit a tandem stoker position.
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