|Cutting seat post||Psychler|
Jun 12, 2001 5:49 PM
|How long does the post need to be? It seems that I have enough to cut and save some weight.|
|re: Cutting seat post||Rusty Coggs|
Jun 12, 2001 6:43 PM
|The MINIMUM INSERTION MARK tells you how much has to be in the seattube.Use a felt tip to mark present position in the seattube. Remove post. measure from MIM to end of post. Measure that distance from felt tip mark and cut. Don't grow any.........|
Jun 12, 2001 7:02 PM
|Is the distance marked on one of my posts. If you cut off a couple of inches maybe you'll save 1 or 2 seconds off your next 2 hour ride.|
|I cut 6" off a seatpost...and gained 3 mph!!||Brian B.|
Jun 12, 2001 10:28 PM
|No, that last part is a joke- but you know, it really wasn't to try to save weight- it was just the aesthetics of it all...
I had a cheap Kalloy post that came with a used bike I bought. It must have been about a foot and a half long. It was probably made that way so it could fit into a variety of frames, or whatever reason the manufacturer had.
Anyway, it was stupidly long and ridiculously over-sized for my application, so I cut it down. Yeah, it cut a few grams, and I felt good about that, but that wasn't the point. It's a fairly reasonable thing to do, along with other bike details like tidy cable housing lengths, wrapping your computer wire nicely, or a clean bar-tape wrap. You sure aren't going to save enough weight to affect your ride times, but it feels good to know all that extra length is gone.