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    Thompson seat post.

    As a clyde, how would a Thompson setback seatpost hold up?

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    Buy one and find out. As long as it's not the masterpiece post, there is no weight limit.

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    Cool. I had a normal Thompson Elite in the past, but I'd like to get just a tad more setback. Guess I'll go get one today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nocturnus
    Cool. I had a normal Thompson Elite in the past, but I'd like to get just a tad more setback. Guess I'll go get one today.
    I have a setback post and I am 200+ fully loaded. 3 years with no problems.
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    They are expensive but you will never need to purchase another post.....

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    ive got 2 thomson setbacks for sale, 2 different (diameter) 27.2 and 30.9 one off my old specialized and off my ventana, i went with gravity droppers instead drop me a pm

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    I will be running a Thomson setback seatpost on my Dillinger @ 6' & 240lbs.
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    I've got a Thomson Elite set back and I started riding again when I hit 290 with no issues!

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    Yep, no issues. 285lbs 440mm setback with no issues. Get it and forget it.

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    260 pounds here. It's one of the few parts on my bike I don't worry about breaking.
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    Seat posts I have killed: Ritchey Comp, Azonic HD1, and whatever the cheap pos that came on my first bike.

    The Thomson elite has survived so far. 27.2 410mm and it's out near the minimum line...

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    Best post out there and its really strong, it will work great for you.
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    Trades?

    My setback for your straight?

    Post: Thompson Elite
    Bike: Nomad
    Size: 30.9
    Length:410mm

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    Damn...I would trade but I need a 27.2...however my straight is a 30.9 and brand new...never used...if your interested in buying.

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    Too bad I've been bikeless now for 3 weeks waiting on a warranty..

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    I love my Thompson! It stays with me although I've been through 3x bikes.

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    Thomson is one of the best US companies IMHO. I was looking at the Spec. Epic 29 frameset and the spec'd Thomson post pushed me over the edge....one less thing to buy for the build. I wouldn't even think about another seat post (or stem) for my bikes. I'm 6'7" and ~250 lbs.
    Thomson, set it and forget it.

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    All of my bikes have Thomson seatposts (and seatpost clamps and stems). I have never had one fail, ever, even when I was a very aggressive 240# + rider.

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    Does anyone know...can a Thomsom clamp be converted to a quick release?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nubster
    Does anyone know...can a Thomsom clamp be converted to a quick release?
    No. Thompson clamps are awesome... but if you want a QR, go Salsa.

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    I got my new Thomson post.... how do you know you have the bolts tight enough? Am I just overthinking this? It seems fine having it snugged down just nice and tight.

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    I am 6'8" 285lbs and thinking about a Thomson set back post as well. I am thinking it would really improve my pedaling position, but I worry about shifting my weight back that far in regards to climbing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flboy View Post
    I got my new Thomson post.... how do you know you have the bolts tight enough? Am I just overthinking this? It seems fine having it snugged down just nice and tight.
    The seat post has the required torque for the bolts written on it. It is easy to over torque small bolts IMHO. Just tight enough so they don't come undone and the seat doesn't move is enough. There are reports of Thompson seat posts failing from being over tightening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkKnight369 View Post
    I am 6'8" 285lbs and thinking about a Thomson set back post as well. I am thinking it would really improve my pedaling position, but I worry about shifting my weight back that far in regards to climbing.
    When you climb, steep sections, slide up toward the nose a little to compensate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mitzikatzi View Post
    The seat post has the required torque for the bolts written on it. It is easy to over torque small bolts IMHO. Just tight enough so they don't come undone and the seat doesn't move is enough. There are reports of Thompson seat posts failing from being over tightening.
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    Thanks for the info, So hand tight so they don't move should be good. I don't have a torque wrench, but I can use the LBS when I get there again.

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