Can I reverse my seatpost?
The simple answer is, if the nuts and bolts of the clamp etc allow it, then yes.
Can you reverse an offset seatpost?
Seatposts are typically not reversible because of limited range on the saddle angle adjustment. The only posts I know of which are officially endorsed by the manufacturer to be run in both orientations are the Profile Design Fast Forward Reversible and Redshift Dual-Position.
What is the purpose of a setback seatpost?
Road bikes for years have had posts with setback- a seatpost where the clamping area for the saddle was behind the centre of the post that came up from the seatpost. The theory behind this was to allow for proper weight distribution (ideally 60 % on the rear of the bike, 40 % on the front).
What is an inline seatpost?
Layback: A seatpost shaft can be inline (i.e. straight, with no kinks or bends) or layback (with a shallow-angled bend towards the top of the shaft which puts the saddles slightly farther back relative to an inline post).
How do you straighten a metal frame?
Heat the bent metal until it turns a dull red. Move the torch across the buckled area keeping the metal hot. Now with a smooth-face hammer (any style, 20-24 oz is best) begin tapping the bent metal back into shape. Start with light blows until you get a sense of how the metal is reacting to the hammer strikes.
How do I know if I need setback seatpost?
Straight and Setback Seatposts The amount of setback or offset is best determined through a basic bike fit at a participating bike shop. They will look at the relationship between your knee and pedal axle, as well as your hip angle/mobility and will determine how far you should sit behind your crankset.
Are setback seatposts more comfortable?
If you are someone who is pushed forward on the rails, a straight post would be the better choice fitting wise. But if you think about a post, there is much more leverage on a setback post which would lead to more flex and potentially more comfort. That’s a good link.
What are seatposts made of?
Seatposts can be made of steel, aluminum, titanium, carbon fiber, or aluminum wrapped in carbon fiber.
Do carbon seatposts make a difference?
By having a set spring rate, a heavier rider will enjoy a more comfortable ride, while a lighter rider will feel more vibration and big hits. Carbon seatposts also perform much better with more exposed seatpost (2x more flex), which hands the better performance to taller riders.
Can I make a seat post from handle bars?
There are seat posts available that have a curve that can be used to the rear or to the front. Without knowing your height or more importantly, your weight, recommendations can’t be made, but I’ll include links that may help you decide. I surely wouldn’t recommend making your own from handle bars or any material you don’t know the history of.
What are the benefits of a new seatpost?
Bike seatposts not only connect your saddle to your bike, they also help you achieve a comfortable and confident bicycle fit. Get the functionality and performance you’ve been looking for with a new seatpost.
What happens if the seat post breaks off?
If the seat post should happen to break off at the wrong moment, (I don’t know of any good time for that to happen!), serious injury could follow. Find a seat post meant for and designed for moving the seat rearward. http://www.chubbyscruisers.com/shop/bent-seat-post