Seatpost with layback.

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by Tail End Charlie, 25 Jun 2018.

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  1. Tail End Charlie

    Tail End Charlie Guru

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    Altrincham
    I've decided to experiment with my position on the bike. When riding I get a few little niggles which I think is down to too much weight on my hands and they are spoiling my enjoyment. I've put up with them but have decided enough is enough.
    My saddle is a B17 which doesn't have much fore and aft adjustment (a common issue apparently) and was wondering which seatpost to try and how much layback do I need.
    Anyone any personal knowledge? I'd like a titanium one.
     
  2. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Maybe ask Spa, they sell Ti seatposts (one with 10mm layback) and are likely familiar with Brooks saddles
     
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  3. Alan O

    Alan O Über Member

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    I've had a B17 and I now have a Cambium on my most-used bike, and they indeed don't have much fore-aft adjustment. How much adjustment you need for yourself is something I can't really offer an opinion on. But I really see no reason whatsoever to go for a titanium seat post over an aluminium one, unless your biggest problem is that your wallet is too heavy.
     
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  4. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Aesthetic...my Ti is having a Ti post ;)

    However if experimenting with fit, spending £100+ might be excessive until you've got it right
     
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    Tail End Charlie

    Tail End Charlie Guru

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    Thanks @vickster a good shout, might give them a call.

    @Alan O like Vickster, I want titanium for my titanium bike.

    Don't worry either of you, I won't be splashing the cash unless I'm sure I know what to get. I'm experimenting with various posts and saddles from my spares box at the moment.
     
  6. nickAKA

    nickAKA Senior Member

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    Manchester
    I was getting pins & needles in my hands a lot through resting on the bars so I put a 20mm shorter stem on, pretty much cured it straight away... but having said all that I've got my seat in the furthest back position possible (and it's a slight layback post) as it's the most forgiving on my knees with long-ish thigh bones...
     
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    Tail End Charlie

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    I need to get my saddle further back first. I've put on a different saddle and post, which has moved me back. I've only been out a couple of times but it seems to have made a difference. Once I'm convinced it's worked I'll hopefully be able to have an educated guess at how much layback I need for the Brooks.
     
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