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Old 02-19-10, 04:02 PM   #1
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Seatpost recomendation for a Clyde

Hi I have a big guy who is a regular at my shop, lets call him Jeff. And jeff has fallen on some hard times, which means his bike is his only form of transportation. This isnt a problem for some people but it is for Jeff. Despite my pleads Jeff had me motorize his bicycle. I'm an expert on motor conversions and let me assure you the motor he has is safe. But the bike isn't. I overlooked one thing when I put this bike together and that was the seatpost. Jeff likes to hit potholes and doesnt like to get up off the seat when hitting these pot holes. Within 2 weeks he bent his seatpost. I was wondering what the communities recommendation for a good CHEAP seatpost is. I don't want him running off to the machine shop to get him self a solid steel tube just yet.

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Old 02-19-10, 06:09 PM   #2
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Old 02-19-10, 06:50 PM   #3
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If he's bending his current seat post in that short of a time, he's going to have worse problems than just his seat post before too long...
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He either needs to learn to a) STOP HITTING POTHOLES ALREADY BECAUSE IT DOESN'T JUST BEND THE SEATPOST, IT BENDS THE HELL OUT OF YOUR RIMS AND POSSIBLY YOUR FRAME AND FORK AS WELL, WHICH GETS EXPENSIVE IF YOU'VE FALLEN ON HARD TIMES, b) buy a few cheap dimension / kalloy seatposts and replace as needed, or c) buy a suspension seatpost so he won't have this problem.

What is it about bicycles that turns every mildly deranged person into a fabricator / customizer?
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FSA FR-200 Seatpost, made for XC and Freeride which means it is tough.. Have one on my cross bike and has held up well.. Can be found on ebay for around 30-40.00
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