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DO I..........
Cut it as short as I can and try and live with it 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Swap / sell it for a one piece post 100%  100%  [ 2 ]
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 Post subject: Dropper Post Dilemma
PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:50 pm 
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Ok,

I was gonna buy a longer Thomson post for my Mr O , but thought of the limitations of a one piece post so looked at droppers...........

Did a bit of digging around and found a decent price on Joplin 3's, so bought one!

Now because of my frames design, if the seat post is down too far, it can foul the swingarms travel...........

If I cut it down to its shortest length , its at a good height when extended for riding the bike on trails and the short road trips to the woods and places, but when down its still a little too high for full on mental D/H activities

DO I........

1: bite the bullet , cut it & try and live with it?

2: sell it or swap it for a nice post & a bit of cash adjustment my way?

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:01 pm 
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I'm thinking along the lines of putting a seatpost inside a seatpost, like a telescopic antenna really. That should do the trick.

Get the correct seatpost for your frame, cut the top off, find a second seatpost that fits inside the one you cut off and use a second clamp to secure that to the first one.
It'll look a bit like the one you have now, but with more adjustment.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:02 pm 
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sell it and get a solid post ie: Thompson or any other equally snazzy post. :D


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http://www.google.co.uk/products/catalo ... cQ8wIwAjgU

I don't know if they come in the size you need, but this is probably the kinda thing that would work on yo8ur frame


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:10 pm 
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The ideas you are suggesting, he would still have to stop and undo the clamp and move it? May as well just get a normal post? Or did i miss something?


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:12 pm 
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I take it you are trying to find a decent compromise on saddle position?
Unfortunately that looks like a no compromise frame. :lol:
Even with a longer normal post you wouldn't have much height adjustment without it sticking out the bottom when down.

I say just keep it slammed and hope your knees don't complain too much when you try to ride it anywhere. It is a downhill beast after all. :wink:


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