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Seatpost Adjustment

Old 05-02-03, 11:35 AM
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Seatpost Adjustment

This may be a dumb question, but here it goes. I have changed my seat from the Selle Italia Max Flite to the SLR. As you all know there is a significant difference in the thickness of the seats. Since I have changed the seats, my legs are getting sore at my kneecaps after a long ride. I think that this may be from the fact that I need to raise my seat post up some to compensate.

Here is my question. I am thinking about, instead of going back to the bicycle shop and paying them to adjust my seatpost by means of the protractor until my legs are at a 30 degree bend, putting my old seat back on and using a 90 degree ruler to see how high the old seat was from the and then putting the new seat back on and adjusting the seatpost until it is equal to the same height as the old one.

Does this sound like a valid way of adjusting my seatpost to compensate for the thickness difference of my new seat?
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You could do basically the same thing yourself. Were you happy with the height of the old seat? If so get a tape measure. Measure from the top of the seat to the center of the bottom bracket. Now install the new seat. Again measure from the same point of the seat to the BB. Compare numbers and adjust accordingly. No need to spend the money. Odds are this is what they will do.
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That's exactly what I was thinking about doing. Just wanted to verify that was a good way to adjust the seat.

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