adjustable angle seat post

At NUC several people had the bike seat post with adjustable angle. Could
someone refresh my memory (just got my beautiful carb fiber seat with
wilder bracket :slight_smile: ) ?

Oli-

opaugamATaptilonDOTcom !

I highly recommend the Thomson ATB seat post, available in different
diameters. The price everywhere seems to be about the same, US$80,
for instance:

http://www.performancebike.com/shop/Profile.html?SKU=6445&Store=Bike

Go down to a bike store that has this so you can hold it and see it.
Compare it to the other ones - I predict you’ll like this one the most. I
cut off a little over 2" for my Telford as it is 330mm long.

—Nathan

“Olivier Paugam” <opaugam@aptilon.com> wrote in message
news:FD35DC6A97CB2A4DBEBA1152E54452330A5836@EXCHANGE.aptilon.com
> At NUC several people had the bike seat post with adjustable angle.
> Could someone refresh my memory (just got my beautiful carb fiber seat
> with wilder bracket ) ?
>
> Oli-
>
> opaugamATaptilonDOTcom !

Hey Nathan

Actually I just couldn’t wait and my local bike shop did not have the
thomson ATB 25mm so I got a Alien S-1 instead. I will have it cut a bit
tonite to fit my pashley. The Alien is also a variable angle post with a
funky ‘slide & lock by pressure’ mechanism (130 $CA approx.).

I don’t know yet how it will hold up on my saturday muniing.

Oli-

-----Original Message----- From: Nathan Hoover [mailto:nathan@movaris.com]
Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2001 12:13 AM To: unicycling@winternet.com
Subject: Re: adjustable angle seat post

I highly recommend the Thomson ATB seat post, available in different
diameters. The price everywhere seems to be about the same, US$80,
for instance:

http://www.performancebike.com/shop/Profile.html?SKU=6445&Store=Bike

Go down to a bike store that has this so you can hold it and see it.
Compare it to the other ones - I predict you’ll like this one the most. I
cut off a little over 2" for my Telford as it is 330mm long.

—Nathan

“Olivier Paugam” <opaugam@aptilon.com> wrote in message
news:FD35DC6A97CB2A4DBEBA1152E54452330A5836@EXCHANGE.aptilon.com
> At NUC several people had the bike seat post with adjustable angle.
> Could someone refresh my memory (just got my beautiful carb fiber seat
> with wilder bracket ) ?
>
> Oli-
>
> opaugamATaptilonDOTcom !

— Olivier Paugam <opaugam@aptilon.com> wrote:
> At NUC several people had the bike seat post with adjustable angle.
> Could someone refresh my memory (just got my beautiful carb fiber seat
> with wilder bracket ) ?
Olivier,

If you’ve got a wilder attachment then any bike seatpost will let you
adjust the angle. However, not all bike seatposts work equally well. Some
suggestions:

  1. On any bike seatpost, mount the seat “backwards” on the post. This is
    because bike seats are designed to be canted forwards, opposite to
    unicycle seats.
  2. Bike seatposts that use only one allen bolt to tighten the clamps
    on the rail tend to be weak and to slip out of place. Get a model
    that uses two bolts, one on the front and one on the back, to
    tighten the clamp.
  3. Get a seatpost with the lowest-profile clamp mechanism you can find.
    Some are quite big with protuberances that you can catch your fingers
    in when you are hopping seat-out-in-front, because your fingers are
    wrapped around the seat right by the post. Also, some models are
    awkward to fit inside the Wilder rails.

The nicest seatpost that I’ve seen is the Thompson seatpost. They are
quite expensive but have a very strong, low profile clamp mechanism. They
are also CNC machined instead of just stock tubing, which means that there
is no potentially breakable bond between the lower part of the clamp
mechanism and the post (instead these two parts of the post are one piece
of metal).

Cheers,

Kris.

[BTW Oli what’s your real email address. The one you use here always gets
returned to me.]


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