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Can you cut down a Thomson Elite seatpost?(5 posts)

Can you cut down a Thomson Elite seatpost?Mel Erickson
Nov 18, 2003 7:01 AM
Can you safely cut down a Thomson Elite Seatpost. I have a 330mm post and only need 250mm. Can I cut off 80mm and not compromise the integrity of the post? Does anyone have a link to a web site for Thomson?
re: Can you cut down a Thomson Elite seatpost?divve
Nov 18, 2003 7:14 AM
Yes you can saw off 80mm from the post.
of course you can Mel...IDH2
Nov 18, 2003 7:17 AM
you can cut an aluminum post w/o any problems as long as you leave an appropriate amount of post in your bike....what's appropriate...hmmm that depends on the post I guess, but if you have an uncut post, just measure what they have indicated as a minimum insertion and duplicate that....also, use some light sandpaper to remove any burs your hacksaw leaves behind.
I was told to leave min of 100mm in the frame. nmTmw
Nov 18, 2003 9:11 AM
re: Can you cut down a Thomson Elite seatpost?MShaw
Nov 18, 2003 9:28 AM
Why would you want to? If you leave it a little long, you can change out the seatpost to virtually any other bicycle.

I've got several mtn posts that have migrated around from bike to bike over the years. Now that compact frames are more popular, having a longer seatpost is a good thing.

Having said that, if you do cut the seatpost, make sure that you leave enough of it inside the frame to go below the bottom weld on the TT.