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 Post subject: New Seatpost or cut-down
PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:48 am 
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Bit of an odd (read, daft) question really, but never mind....

I have bought a nice little bike for my son, which is great but the seat-post is too long and protrudes into the fittings for the bottle cage.

Once upon a time, you had real problems getting a seatpost that was longer than 300mm, now they rarely seem to be anything less. This is too long, and I need to chop it down. I guess I could find one of necessary, however, does anyone have an opinion for or against sawing off 50mm from a seatpost?

Obviously I would be mindful of the extension markings and never use if for any other application - seems otherwise i need to find something 27.2 and none aero less than 240mm length.

Thoughts welcomed, please :)

DA-EVO


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:08 am 
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Yeah go ahead and hack it to bits, have done it a few times myself for various reasons never had any problems.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:48 pm 
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yes cut it. as long as it goes in a little further than the top tube joint it's fine


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 7:34 pm 
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Cheers for the responses, I will do that, got too many seatposts as is without buying more :)


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