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TT post for a 'normal' bike ?(5 posts)

TT post for a 'normal' bike ?InTheMiddle
Apr 24, 2003 11:40 AM
Anyone know of any posts besides the Profile Fast Forward post that I should be looking at ?

Are any of the normal posts reversible... allowing you to get the seat a little further forward (depending on the clamp design).... and still able to angle the nose of the saddle down a bit ??

I'm a little concerned that the profile might put me too far forward.. that is the only reason i'm looking for other options right now....

thanks
why??C-40
Apr 24, 2003 11:53 AM
A post like the Thomson straight-up model will position the saddle 2cm further forward than a traditional road seatpost. This is equivalent to more than 1.5 degrees of additional seat tube angle. It would be very unusual to need more forward movement that this.

What are you trying to accomplish?
why??InTheMiddle
Apr 24, 2003 12:28 PM
I'm trying to achieve maximum comfort while getting my a$# kicked in a time trial. I know that's not the winning attitude but we all have to recognize our strengths and weaknesses... TT is not one of my strengths....(I do plan on improving that though)

Anyway... Riding a 5900 with Deda Clip Ones... I'm not about to mess with my road setup for seat and seatpost (flite ti and alien)..

I have an extra synchros post and a SLR saddle.. I put the two together, saddle forward as far as it will go, and find that I really need to get the saddle forward even more... it is a 'short' saddle front to back... so that could be part of my problem... but I think my synchros is also basically straight too.. mounting bracket is right on top of the post... so I think the thompson would put me in the same boat ???

I really would like another 2-3 cm forward... maybe the profile would be ok if I slid the saddle most of the way back on it...
why??slide13
Apr 25, 2003 3:36 AM
You can get a Thomson setback post and run it so it is set forward.
I think a Thomson can be flipped forward,Spunout
Apr 25, 2003 3:36 AM
and the clamp mechanism turned around so that it works in this way.