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Need a new seat post(8 posts)

Need a new seat postJackDanielsFSU
Jul 4, 2002 7:34 PM
Well here is my new bike! Its my frist road bike and I built it up 2 weeks ago and have been riding about every other day on it. A problem is that I get numb in my hands and it prevents me from doing really long rides. I have deterimed that I dont get this when I sit back on my seat. I can't move my seat any farther back on the post so I need to get one of the posts with a bend it in to put me farther back. I have a 26.6mm seat post and have had a hard time finding one in this size. Anyone know of a site or store that has a set back post in this size? Thank you for your help.

BTW thats not a TI bike but steel that is just clear coated. Everyone asks me if its a Litespeed. The guy at the bike shop told me I should get Lotespeed stickers and see it on ebay..lol
try to repost it...there's no pic (nm)MVN
Jul 4, 2002 8:05 PM
re: Need a new seat postzray61
Jul 4, 2002 8:06 PM
There is the possibility that it is not a equipment problem but rather a fit issue. Your current seat post could be set to high or your handle bars are two low. Or some other variable. What I assume is happening is that your weight is being supported on your hands. Why don't you list your body measurements and then the bike measurements and see if other riders can "zero in" on the problem. They are a bunch of very knowledgeable bike people.
re: Need a new seat postJackDanielsFSU
Jul 5, 2002 4:34 AM
http://www.geocities.com/jack_daniels18/roadbike.jpg

im not sure why that pic didnt work but here is the link. As for my measurements I am 6'3", a 34" inseam and my bike is 60cm from center to top. I don't know what the rest of the measurements are on the bike. I woudl have paid more attention to fit when I got the frame but it was givin to me free and I cant afford to buy a new one at the moment so I am stuck with what I have for now. I think a set back post would work good as a temp fix till next summer when I go out and buy a new bike. What do you think?
Thomson set back post available in 26.8 ...Markus_B
Jul 5, 2002 5:25 AM
according to www.lhthomson.com

But: 90 USD and you may have to ask your dealer to make the inner diameter of the seattube slightly larger.

And if: Buy the 12°-clamp version (the 0°-clamp version is not suitable for some saddles like fisik pavé)
I doubt that's your answer.Spoke Wrench
Jul 5, 2002 5:27 AM
All of the lay back seat posts that I am aware of have zero setback clamps. In other words, the bend in the shaft simply adjusts for the fact that the seatpost clamp has no setback.

Even if it did, I'm usually pretty cautious about making a big adjustment in saddle position to correct a hand problem. You might just trade a hand problem for a knee issue.

I obviously havn't seen your bike or know anything about you. My suspicion is that your handlebars are too low and, in the normal riding position, cause you to put too much weight on your hands. What do you think?
I doubt that's your answer.JackDanielsFSU
Jul 5, 2002 5:34 AM
I will try flipping my stem and see if it helps.
I doubt that's your answer.NJRoad
Jul 5, 2002 9:45 AM
Take a look at any of the Bicycling magazine fit articles, or Colorado Cyclist's website.

It's important that you follow the process in order, typically the order follows from the most important and more expensive adjustments to the least (i.e. frame fit, to saddle, to bar, to stem)