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Transposing the seatpost

Old 07-17-05, 11:04 AM
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Transposing the seatpost

With a compact frame, I had a seatpost before that was a tad shorter than where I would like it to be. After looking around, ended up buying a carbon fiber seat post of E-bay (my LBS actually did not have anything in the right size length) that is the right length but has quite a bit of setback. I pushed the saddle all the way front till it looks kind of unbalanced right now, and it is still not anterior enough for a good knee over crank position.

Is it acceptable to just turn the seatpost backwards for installing the saddle. I thought about it, but was not sure if it would affect the system stability. What do you think?
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Old 07-17-05, 11:06 AM
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Won't work. When you rotate your seatpost the saddle clamp will be at the wrong angle.
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Giant makes some straight clamp posts real cheap. That will give you more anterior position.
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