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    non "adjustable seatpost" seatpost adjusting thread

    Does anyone else do this?

    I adjust my seatpost height on the fly just by reaching down, loosening the quick release seatpost clamp with my right hand, and lifting the seat up or down by gripping it between my upper legs. My riding buddies think it is weird and told me to post it on here.

    I do it without even thinking. Got a thomson seatpost and salsa qr clamp.

    It's easy to do with a bit of practice.

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    I don't belive you, want to see the video! =)

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    I do it too sometimes, with a standard IRD seatpost and generic QR.

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    Why? I have not moved my seatpost in years.

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    All my buddies drop their seat for the DH's. We never do it while riding though.....figure might as well stop, doesn't take much time.

    If you're with some hammerheads that constantly want to go go go......then maybe they'd get annoyed that you stop every now and then.

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    Been there, done that... Haven't done it for a while though.

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    If you can get the seat where you want that way, they're probably just jealous.
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    I used to do that back in the day......like "before there was suspension back in the day".
    I just stop now. I guess I'm not in as much of a hurry these days.
    God, that makes me sound hella old huh?

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    Done it a few times

    But my QR clamp gets crooked and causes my bike to be off balance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markymark
    Does anyone else do this?

    I adjust my seatpost height on the fly just by reaching down, loosening the quick release seatpost clamp with my right hand, and lifting the seat up or down by gripping it between my upper legs. My riding buddies think it is weird and told me to post it on here.

    I do it without even thinking. Got a thomson seatpost and salsa qr clamp.

    It's easy to do with a bit of practice.
    Do it all the time on my Reign, Thomson posts grip well so the QR doesn't need to be very tight. Easier to do coasting than peddling... XC bike has a bolt collar so post hardly ever gets moved.

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    I only ever move my post when I have an epic road climb or am ridding a jump / pump / steep and sketch line. All other times it my seat is even with my bars or one inch or two higher

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    Sounds pretty normal to me... I put a rubber o-ring around my seatpost so that it doesn't drop down by itself when I undo the quick release (Nothing too tight - just enough so that I have to push the seatpost down). It's also really useful when setting up a quick release for the first time - you can check that the seatpost isn't slipping inside the frame whilst riding.

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    ive done that before, but not in a long time. I wonder if there's a way you could channel the seatpost with the seat tube so that the saddle wont twist on you in the process.

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    There used to be an old device called the Hite Rite... I guess this would've stopped the seatpost from twisting.

    I've never used one, but then I've not used one of these 'new' adjustable seatposts. They seem like a much more simple solution to the modern invention (but then I am talking from zero experience, so feel free to flame me)...

    http://www.bikepro.com/arch_products...ts/ahiter.html

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    I just get off my bike and adjust it...I don't see the point of adjustable seatposts...I'm not in a hurry...

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