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How much seat post showing?(7 posts)

How much seat post showing?Justride
Oct 31, 2002 7:37 PM
I am curious about the ammount of seat post the average cyclist has exposed above the top of top tube to bottom of seat rails.
15,5 cm (road), 25 cm (mtn) says ...Markus_B
Nov 1, 2002 3:16 AM
Markus B AKA the average cyclist ;-)
Compact frames will have more(like mtb's). A "fistfull"...jtferraro
Nov 1, 2002 6:45 AM
of seatpost used to be the expression but things have changed w/compact frame geometry.

-Jeff
I can still use a 270mm on my Agilis--pretty coolTrekFurthur
Nov 1, 2002 7:22 AM
So much for the "heavier seatpost" theory of why not to buy a compact frame.
Rivendell says "One fist." All my bikes are too small...cory
Nov 1, 2002 8:36 AM
Grant Petersen says the old standard used to be a fistful of seatpost--when you closed your hand around the exposed post, your fist should cover it. If it didn't, the frame was too small.
Most of us ride bikes that are too small by that rule. The one I have at work today shows almost 7 inches (1.6 fists). Even my Atlantis shows more than Grant would like, because 64cm was the biggest frame he had when I bought it. But the closer they come to that, the better they feel to me.
depends on your proportions and frameColnagoFE
Nov 1, 2002 10:10 AM
I mean a cyclist with long legs and a shorter torso will likely have more post showing than the opposite case.
Just the <i>right amount! </i> -nmTig
Nov 1, 2002 5:19 PM