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    Sprinklers are dangerous

    I hopped over the stream of a low sprinkler today to avoid getting wet and this is what happened when I landed.
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    The LBS doesn't have a replacement that fits and can't get one for 2 weeks. I'm going to call some other places to see if I can get a new seat post sooner.

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    Did you land with your full body weight on the seat? Looks painful.

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    Really? A bike shop that doesn't have some spare seat posts hanging around? Is it a guy who sells a bike or two a year out of his garage and orders his parts online (with the cheapest shipping possible) to resell?

    You can go online and get yourself a seat post in 2 days if you can't find one at another shop. And probably for less than your "shop" will sell it to you, too.
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    Re: Sprinklers are dangerous

    Its a serious bike shop but they don't carry specialized parts and the seat post is apparently an unusual size

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    amazon.com (xx.x x xxx seatpost) will bring up several options that can get to you in 2 days.

    example: 27.2 x 400mm, 31.6 x 380mm

    you just need to know the size, then it's down to seat rail clamping style and setback that you prefer.
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    Re: Sprinklers are dangerous

    Amazon doesn't ship to the holy Land. Yeah i came down a little harder than usual but not painfully hard.

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    The failure may have something to do with your saddle being mounted so far back on the rails.

    The sprinkler incident is just when it failed...not why it failed.

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    Unlucky dude, order yourself a Thomson and never buy a seat post again!

    Quote Originally Posted by skiahh View Post
    Really? A bike shop that doesn't have some spare seat posts hanging around?
    In all seriousness, my LBS stocks 27.2, 30.0 (Thomson only), 30.9 and 31.6. Any other size and it's a special order because sizes other than that come in at the rate of about one every six months or they are tied to OEM specific parts (Trek seem to love weird seat post sizes).

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    Re: Sprinklers are dangerous

    Yeah thats what my friend in the bike shop told me. My post is 30.09

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    You can probably get a seatpost in size 29, with an setback/offset of 29, and shim it to your frame.

    Just kidding

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    Re: Sprinklers are dangerous

    Quote Originally Posted by Stevob View Post
    Poor technique is dangerous
    Yeah i know it was my fault lol, I'm still learning. I just thought it was a funny way to break something

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nater View Post
    The failure may have something to do with your saddle being mounted so far back on the rails.

    The sprinkler incident is just when it failed...not why it failed.
    +1. That's a lot of leverage on the post. The saddle will be next to fail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nater View Post
    The failure may have something to do with your saddle being mounted so far back on the rails.

    The sprinkler incident is just when it failed...not why it failed.
    Consider getting a post with 15 to 25mm setback to position the clamp more toward the center of the rails.

    Also, how do you hop a sprinkler and still land with your butt on the saddle?
    Use it, use it, use it while you still have it.

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    Re: Sprinklers are dangerous

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    Consider getting a post with 15 to 25mm setback to position the clamp more toward the center of the rails.

    Also, how do you hop a sprinkler and still land with your butt on the saddle?
    Thanks! I'll look for one. The sprinkler was low to the ground, and I didn't have good shoes on for biking (flip flops) I just landed hard but not painfully hard. I guess it was just waiting to break.

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    Land on your feet, not on your A$$!

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    Couldnt this happen jumping over anything?

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    You should definitely look into a "setback" post, they will allow you to put your seat in the correct position on the rails!
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    Quote Originally Posted by levIsrael View Post
    Yeah thats what my friend in the bike shop told me. My post is 30.09

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    More likely 30.9mm, a common size.
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    Re: Sprinklers are dangerous

    I'm pretty sure it was 30.09 because it was an unusual size and none of the other usual sized seat posts fit.

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    What bike do you have? Should be able to look up the seatpost diameter on the manufacturer site.

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    Bunny hopping in flip flops with your seatpost all the way up? I want to shake your hand for trying
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    I wrecked my saddle when I endoed a 3 foot drop and ditched the bike. The force of the bike landing upside down was enough do it. I suppose similar force was exerted in this sprinkler incident.

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    Quote Originally Posted by levIsrael View Post
    I'm pretty sure it was 30.09 because it was an unusual size and none of the other usual sized seat posts fit.

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    Seatposts aren't measured down to 1/100 of a millimeter. It's a 30.9, which is a common size.

    Go to another shop. They'll have it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by levIsrael View Post
    I'm pretty sure it was 30.09 because it was an unusual size and none of the other usual sized seat posts fit.

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    No.
    Look at the shaft of the post. The diameter will be stamped or engraved somewhere.
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