Layback on a Brompton seat post

Discussion in 'Folding Bikes' started by Tango, 11 Feb 2018.

  1. Tango

    Tango Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Preston Lancs
    i have a brooks saddle on my Brompton, but can’t seem to get it to go back far enough. Is there an adapter available that I can use that will allow the seat to be further back?

    Many thanks
     
  2. Bromptonaut

    Bromptonaut Rohan Man

    Location:
    Bugbrooke UK
    IIRC Brompton suggest limiting rearward placing of saddle due risk of bending the seat post.
     
  3. OP
    OP
    Tango

    Tango Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Preston Lancs
    Fair point, maybe I should contact them direct for advice

    Many thanks
     
  4. Kell

    Kell Senior Member

    I think @Fab Foodie has something akin to what you're after.
     
  5. 12boy

    12boy Senior Member

    Location:
    Casper WY USA
    Have you flipped the Penta clip around. That's good for 3/4 inch or so.
     
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  6. chriscross1966

    chriscross1966 Senior Member

    Location:
    Swindon
    The Pentaclip does offer you four choices that extend the reach in hi or low forward and back.... there used to be a wierd little stub thing to push the saddle forward.... I've got one somewhere, I assumed fitted back to front it would extend backward
     
  7. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

  8. chriscross1966

    chriscross1966 Senior Member

    Location:
    Swindon
    Yep, that's what I've got
     
  9. 12boy

    12boy Senior Member

    Location:
    Casper WY USA
    Are there any bad effects from sitting further back you have noticed? Knee strain, handling issues, or some other issue? I have seen a lot of pics of Bromptons with that little stubby thing facing forward and wondered if that position is desirable for some reason.
     
  10. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Just depends what shape you are and how you like to ride. Being long backed and short legged I need to sit further back, hence layback seatposts on all standard bikes and a custom bike with a shallow seat-tube.
    The Brommie is effectively a one-size-fits-all machine.
     
  11. 12boy

    12boy Senior Member

    Location:
    Casper WY USA
    So other than involuntary wheelies when going up a 15% grades we can sit as far back as we wish.
     
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