HUMPERT Lay back seat post

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HUMPERT Lay back seat post

Postby willcee » 1 Nov 2017, 12:57am

Just got myself one of these..
https://www.bike-discount.de/en/buy/hum ... 25/wg_id-3
Arrived very quickly from Germany via DPD ...Fitted and adjusted it yesterday and had my first 5 mile trial run on it today, had to readjust mid cycle and the last 3 miles were definitely an improvement.. saddle is a leather Giles Berthoud, the wide basic one, chosen just recently after my hips were protesting on my usual Regals or Rolls at about 20 miles, these I have used forever, my physio guy said it may be because [my hips are due replacement hopefully next June] it could be the narrower saddle width affects / changes the hip angle when pedalling, 3 rides in on the GB found I hadn't really enough layback, so trawled the layback posts available and jumped on this model.. heavy, and strong ,I'll see how it does on a decent sunday run, and thankfully up to now I have very little pain while cycling , a bit slow and awkward getting on& off, walking is the real issue and standing for any length of time.. So anyone else had a look at these as a layback improver.. will

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Re: HUMPERT Lay back seat post

Postby Brucey » 1 Nov 2017, 3:43am

that is quite a thing;

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hip problems sound miserable.

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Re: HUMPERT Lay back seat post

Postby Vorpal » 1 Nov 2017, 8:32am

It's not clear to me how much the maximum layback is. They cite horizontal adjustment as -10 to +50, Can you have a quick measure & tell us the max layback?

I need something more than the normal layback (I already have the Humpert layback seat post) on one of my bikes. I'm really interested in this one.
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Re: HUMPERT Lay back seat post

Postby willcee » 1 Nov 2017, 7:49pm

Quite a thing is correct, i 'll take some pics in the morning and put them up..50 is right and is marked on the round part.. i didn't think i would need that much but i think that's where it is at the present time.. at max.. will

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Re: HUMPERT Lay back seat post

Postby Vorpal » 1 Nov 2017, 10:09pm

I'm sorry if I wasn't clear. Is +10 / -50 the layback? Or the amount of adjustment available? In the pictures, it looks like more than +10 is available, so the description +10 / -50 was a little confusing.
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Re: HUMPERT Lay back seat post

Postby pwa » 1 Nov 2017, 10:14pm

I find that if I want to I can work out measurements on an image if I have a starting point. In this case we know the diameter of the post, so other measurements can be extrapolated from that.

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Re: HUMPERT Lay back seat post

Postby pwa » 1 Nov 2017, 10:27pm

I'd say that post would put the saddle clamp centre about 40mm further back than an inline post, as a max. That is without measuring carefully, though.

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Re: HUMPERT Lay back seat post

Postby willcee » 2 Nov 2017, 10:35am

Exactly where do you want me to measure.post is 27.2.. pics attached..will
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Re: HUMPERT Lay back seat post

Postby pwa » 2 Nov 2017, 10:37am

That's a load of layback. Any more and you'd be doing a permanent wheelie.

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Re: HUMPERT Lay back seat post

Postby willcee » 2 Nov 2017, 10:50am

more pics..saddle and post out centre to centre of the 2nd pic is 60mm..pics not great camera doesn't like up close and more likely i cannot set it!! will
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Re: HUMPERT Lay back seat post

Postby willcee » 2 Nov 2017, 10:57am

I very much doubt that, the frame afaik was originally designed as a hybrid ,short top tube,long rear end, i built it into a winter machine, and its very stable as is. The measurements according to the angle pointers are presently at 40 not 50 as i'd thought, and i have it almost at max on the rails, that said i may still move it around as when i tested it earlier this week i was not in proper cycle clothing, just jeans and boots so the real test will be when i get the machine out on sunday and see how it feels.. will
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Re: HUMPERT Lay back seat post

Postby pwa » 2 Nov 2017, 11:07am

The only thing to do is ride it and see how it goes. I had a couple of bikes on which I put the saddle well back and on one of them I had a repeated high speed wobble which may or may not have been related. You, like me, are probably built for slacker angles than some bikes come with, resulting in the saddle being pushed back and a shorter stem going on.

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Re: HUMPERT Lay back seat post

Postby Vorpal » 2 Nov 2017, 11:23am

Well I've just ordered one. We'll see how I get on with it when it arrives. :D
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Re: HUMPERT Lay back seat post

Postby De Sisti » 2 Nov 2017, 11:34am

Shorter stem? Blimey, you can't get much shorter than the one on your bike. :o

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Re: HUMPERT Lay back seat post

Postby breakwellmz » 2 Nov 2017, 4:10pm

I bought a Nitto Lugged seatpost (27.2mm dia, 40mm of setback) to go on my (74 degree seat tube) Raleigh.
I love the look of it as well-
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