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seat post reversal?

Old 01-08-06, 06:26 AM
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seat post reversal?

Hello, I have been having fits with my left knee of my burley fox hollow. I don't have this problem with my other bikes. I have determined that either my seat tube abgle is too much or my top tube is too long. In a nutshell I am attempting to move my body more forward to get center of gravity (butt) over my bottom bracket. I have run out of seat rail and cannot move my seat further forward. I do notice that if I could flip my seat post around backwards it would give me another inch or so forward....CAN THIS BE DONE AND IS IT RECOMMENDED?
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Old 01-08-06, 07:10 AM
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A couple of things. You have to be careful about sweeping changes. I would try to determine if you have KOPS before you make such a change. Pushing the seat forward is a very poor compensation for too long a top tube. All said, some offset seat posts can be flipped around and others can't. Reason is angular travel to adjust for seat tilt. Most are biased with the offset rearward. There are exceptions. Thomson offset posts can be flipped around because they have symmetric angular adjustment and therefore can be run offset forward for say a TT set up. Again, before you make such a change either measure yourself for KOPS or seek a professional fitting. You don't want your knee well in front of the pedal spindle if you are experiencing any knee pain.
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Im not to sure but would that put the angle up way to much fo your saddle, unless u ususally ride with your saddle up. just spin it around to see if it does go up or not.
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KOPS not sure what this means But I am very confident that I have ITBS and likely am reaching frontwards. I do know about patellar tendonitis and seat too and too forward. On my other road bike I do not have this problem. I feel like I am reaching with my left leg. I have tested quite a few times for length discrepencies. I am wondering if shifting my cleats back a little? Perhaps I should move this to the injury thread.
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