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Old 03-10-15, 05:54 PM
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is 1/2 and inch really worth it?

I'm about to paint my park bike frame and was wondering if I could make up an extra half inch of clearance by cutting the seat tube a half inch. The thing is I'm not sure if I'll even notice iT or am i asking for trouble cutting a frame (even just abit)
the slit is 1 inch from face to the top of the little circle at the bottom. Would cutting effect properly clamping a seat post in?
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Old 03-12-15, 08:45 AM
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that would not be safe. the material you would be removing is needed to support the seatpost properly.

are you really running the saddle that low, that you would even think to do this? if so... is this the right size frame for you?
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Cut about 1/2" off my Karate Monkey frame last winter to accommodate the overly-lengthy T-Mars dropper post.
No worries at all, 7" +/- of post is still in the seat tube.
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Old 03-12-15, 05:04 PM
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Oh the frame size isn't an issue at all. It's just me wanting to be one of the cool kids and ride a dj with a slammed seat and if I could achieve a little more then why not. So u ds like an on the edge topic so I'll most likely avoid any frame modification
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IMHO if you have the saddle that low and have all that seat post inside it won't be a problem at all, there is plenty of support there. If that is the look you want I say go right ahead.
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My concern would be the proper clamping of the post to hold it in place and keep the seat from spinning on you. If you lengthen the compression slot also it should work fine but you might risk potentially cracking the weld if you go to low.
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