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Post that allows tilting without fore/aft(12 posts)

Post that allows tilting without fore/aftGMS
Sep 17, 2002 1:19 PM
Is there a post that has a clamp with separate bolts for tilting and fore/aft? My current seat post, like many, has everything loosened at the same time. If you loosen it to slide the seat forward a bit, it is also loose enough to tilt, and vice versa.

It would be nice if you could loosen a bolt to change the factor that you wanted to change, and be 100% certain the other factor wouldn't budge while you were working on the seat.

Just curious, thanks.
re: Post that allows tilting without fore/aftfeathers mcgraw
Sep 17, 2002 1:25 PM
Thomson, American Classic (if you're careful), can't think of any more.
Thomson does notStewK
Sep 17, 2002 7:16 PM
Thomson does notDINOSAUR
Sep 18, 2002 7:20 AM
Thomson two bolt non-setback allows for micro adjusting tilt after you have cinched down the bolts for fore-aft position. It also has a little scale on the side of the rails to indicate the degree of tilt. Don't know if the scale does any good though as I have to use a small carpenters level to see if my saddle is level, probably has to do with the STA of your bike.....

Thomson does if you do it rightMike Prince
Sep 18, 2002 9:38 AM
On a Thomson, if you only loosen one of the two bolts to loosen the grip on the saddle rails and leave the other bolt alone, it is possible to change fore/aft without affecting the tilt. Did this earlier this year to slide my saddle back a bit and it worked fine. Just cinch up the loosened bolt after you get the saddle where you want and the tilt will not change unless the other bolt is turned.
StewK is all WETgrzy
Sep 18, 2002 2:57 PM
Mike Prince is indeed correct - in fact I use this technique frequently and it works as advertised.
Sep 18, 2002 4:08 PM
Ahhhh...I'll try that next time. I was loosening up both bolts.....
The Salsa post has two separate adjustments,gogene
Sep 17, 2002 6:23 PM
a cam-actuated independent angle adjustment for tilt, and one for fore and aft movement. It's really slick.
re: Post that allows tilting without fore/aftAtombomber
Sep 17, 2002 8:43 PM
I just got an ITM Millenium and it is quite easy to adjust only one factor. If you loosen only one bolt, you can slide your saddle for and aft without changing tilt. If you want to change tilt without moving the saddle fore or aft, you can put a piece of tape on the rail right against the clamp, and then play with the ajusting bolts as required to tilt.

Syncros, Thompson, and Selcof use similar adjusters.
Look Ergopost? does it have three setback holes?? NMSpunout
Sep 18, 2002 3:39 AM
Sep 18, 2002 4:24 AM
But they go "back," "way back," and "WAY, WAY BACK" ;)
Race FaceEric_H
Sep 18, 2002 6:53 PM
Yes, they are primarily MTB specific and very industrial looking, but the Race Face XY and XYo posts have completely independent fore-aft and tilt adjustments.