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set back seat post ?

Postby WoodBurner81 » 8 Oct 2019, 4:45pm

set-back seat post??
does anyone know if this is a thing?
i need to get my saddle position an inch or so further back, am at end of my rail
(i have short legs and long torso)
thanks


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Re: set back seat post ?

Postby 531colin » 8 Oct 2019, 5:43pm

What seatpost are you using now?
Seatposts with a really long setback are generally expensive.

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Re: set back seat post ?

Postby WoodBurner81 » 8 Oct 2019, 6:07pm

thanks for reply

yes, am using the stock cdf genesis post with a brev saddle, am max’d out - tricky to figure out exactly how much more adjustment needed, feels like a lot


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Re: set back seat post ?

Postby julk » 8 Oct 2019, 6:17pm

Just to prove Colin is right.
https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/seat-posts/nitto-s84-seat-post-silver-300-x-272-mm/.

I use one and it works for me.

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Re: set back seat post ?

Postby horizon » 8 Oct 2019, 6:19pm

WoodBurner81 wrote:i need to get my saddle position an inch or so further back, am at end of my rail
(i have short legs and long torso)


Are you sure? That says to me you need your saddle nearer with maybe a longer stem.
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Re: set back seat post ?

Postby WoodBurner81 » 8 Oct 2019, 6:21pm

horizon wrote:
WoodBurner81 wrote:i need to get my saddle position an inch or so further back, am at end of my rail
(i have short legs and long torso)


Are you sure? That says to me you need your saddle nearer with maybe a longer stem.


what is the best way to measure? as could be this too!


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Re: set back seat post ?

Postby WoodBurner81 » 8 Oct 2019, 6:22pm

julk wrote:Just to prove Colin is right.
https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/seat-posts/nitto-s84-seat-post-silver-300-x-272-mm/.

I use one and it works for me.


£ouch


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Re: set back seat post ?

Postby NetworkMan » 8 Oct 2019, 6:22pm

With a long torso and short legs are you sure it's not a longer stem you need. Do you know the seat angle of your frame? That might be a clue.

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Re: set back seat post ?

Postby WoodBurner81 » 8 Oct 2019, 6:24pm

NetworkMan wrote:With a long torso and short legs are you sure it's not a longer stem you need. Do you know the seat angle of your frame? That might be a clue.


maybe!
this is my bike

https://road.cc/content/review/61480-genesis-cdf


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Re: set back seat post ?

Postby Vorpal » 8 Oct 2019, 6:24pm

It might be worthwhile having a look at previous threads on this topic

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=129166
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=118258
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Re: set back seat post ?

Postby WoodBurner81 » 8 Oct 2019, 6:24pm

will post a photo when i can


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Re: set back seat post ?

Postby Vorpal » 8 Oct 2019, 6:27pm

This thread is about bike sizing & position, and links to several others. viewtopic.php?f=1&t=123238
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Re: set back seat post ?

Postby horizon » 8 Oct 2019, 6:33pm

NetworkMan wrote:With a long torso and short legs are you sure it's not a longer stem you need. Do you know the seat angle of your frame? That might be a clue.


The seat angles are bit tighter than a laid back tourer but fairly normal:

https://www.genesisbikes.co.uk/bike/croix-de-fer-20
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Re: set back seat post ?

Postby pwa » 8 Oct 2019, 6:57pm

horizon wrote:
NetworkMan wrote:With a long torso and short legs are you sure it's not a longer stem you need. Do you know the seat angle of your frame? That might be a clue.


The seat angles are bit tighter than a laid back tourer but fairly normal:

https://www.genesisbikes.co.uk/bike/croix-de-fer-20

74 sounds a bit steep to me.

I have one of these on a bike simply because it gave me 32mm setback compared to a normal 25mm, which made a difference to me at the time.

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Re: set back seat post ?

Postby amediasatex » 8 Oct 2019, 7:59pm

I am also short of leg and long of torso and run a lot of setback, to counterbalance the cantilever of my upper body. Also tend to run longer stems or long reach bars as my short legs require 52-54cm frames but I prefer a 54-56cm top tube.