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Seatpost QuestionEE33
Jul 7, 2002 4:00 PM
I have been trying to find if a thompson setback seatpost will work the same way as a profile fast forward to move the geometry forward. Can anyone give a definitive answer on this?
re: I dont see why it shouldntsctri
Jul 7, 2002 6:16 PM
It should, because u simple put it in "backwards"

you may have some adjustment issues, but you can always inprovise...

However, you could consider a carbon adjustable "ergo" stem, for a little more money, they have examples of those at "" and "" which both look like nice rip offs of a LOOK post...

Jul 17, 2002 4:07 AM
because of the seatpost angle/setback 'angle' combination, the clamp will (probably) be much too severe when installed backwards.

I dont know for sure if the thomson is sooooo adjustable that you can compensate, but i doubt it.

Go with the profile; it's cheaper. Alternitively, get a thomson w/out setback. It wont be AS agressive as a forward, but will bring you partially forward without greatly affecting bike handling.
re: Seatpost QuestionClydeTri
Jul 8, 2002 6:55 AM
I am thinking you might not be able to mount the seat at a normal angle with it turned around..but not sure..anyway, this site has Profile Fast Forwards on sale for $20