Set forwad seatpost

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by Porcia, 24 Sep 2018.

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  1. Porcia

    Porcia Regular

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    Ashford Kent
    Dose anyone know if you can get such a thing please, I tried reversing the seatpost but that dose not work put the saddle pointing up, I'm trying to get the tip of the saddle over the centre line of the bottom bracket and have run out of rail.
     
  2. Pat "5mph"

    Pat "5mph" A kilogrammicaly challenged woman Moderator

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    Hi, do you mean a layback seat post, like this?
    You can get many different sizes (measures?) of layback, have a wee google.
    It's sometimes also called offset bike seat post.
     
  3. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this....

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    I think the best you will get is a zero-setback/inline seatpost. If you still can't achieve the saddle position you need then maybe you have to accept that the bike frame is the wrong size?
     
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  4. cyberknight

    cyberknight Wibble

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    I think they mean the opposite a zero set back post
     
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  5. cyberknight

    cyberknight Wibble

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    Anway can i ask why you want the saddle nose over the BB ?
    A generally accepted starting point is KOPS
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  6. Heltor Chasca

    Heltor Chasca Out-Riding the Black Dog

    Frame size could be it. My frame sizes are correct, but I have gone for zero setback and a short stem. Hey presto, I now fit.
     
  7. MichaelW2

    MichaelW2 Veteran

    Profile Design Forward seatpost.
    Useful for converting to tri bike position.
     
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  8. OP
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    Porcia

    Porcia Regular

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    Ashford Kent
    That's what I want it for ^_^
    Thank you will look into that
     
  9. OP
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    Porcia

    Porcia Regular

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    Ashford Kent
    I'm trying to get a 78° seatpost angle rather than the 73° to get more comfortable in aero position.
     
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  10. Sharky

    Sharky Veteran

    Location:
    Kent
    This sort of thing …….

    FF Seatpost.jpg

    I've since gone back to an in-line seat post. Last year, I was recovering from a fractured pelvis and had to have the seat further forward than normal as I couldn't ride on the nose of the saddle.

    Eventually I decided that a further back position, enabled me to spread out more and I think gives me a more aero and efficient position.
    But it is worth experimenting with.

    Also worth noting my cranks - 150mm, to enable a higher saddle and more comfortable when bending forward.

    None of it makes me go any faster though.
     
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  11. OP
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    Porcia

    Porcia Regular

    Location:
    Ashford Kent
    That's the sort of post I need,
    Nice looking bike BTW
     
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  12. Pat "5mph"

    Pat "5mph" A kilogrammicaly challenged woman Moderator

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    Glasgow
    Yes, I get it now, I'm a silly sausage ... sorry OP :smile:
     
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  13. Sharky

    Sharky Veteran

    Location:
    Kent
    Thank's, it's just an OAP's bike for getting from A to B and back to A.
     
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