Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    20

    seatpost insertion

    hi, what is minimum insertion of seatpost into frame? i know there is minimum insertion mark on seatpost but i want to know maverick designers intention - what is reasonable enough not to stress (overload) frame in this parts.

  2. #2
    Schipperkes are cool.
    Reputation: banks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    3,994
    What frame?

    ML8 has 6" of seat mast. ML7 has non-interrupted seat tube.

    Specialized shows minimum of 80mm.

    Out of 10 different brands of seat post of different sizes, the average minimum insertion is 90mm.

    If you have at least minimum insertion on the seat post, you should be good.
    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee
    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    20
    sorry, ml7/5 (xl) with duc32. now it is inserted 11.5cm into frame (collar excluded) - it is 0.5cm more than mark on seatpost.

  4. #4
    Schipperkes are cool.
    Reputation: banks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    3,994
    /\ good to go then
    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee
    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.

  5. #5
    simple
    Reputation: 69erSycip's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    666
    Good to go unless seatpost was cut.

    Damn so minimum insertion on a XL frame? You must be very tall.

  6. #6
    Take Chances
    Reputation: tymelero's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    241

    Eyes

    Quote Originally Posted by 69erSycip
    Good to go unless seatpost was cut.

    Damn so minimum insertion on a XL frame? You must be very tall.
    69er,

    I can't help but notice what beautiful eyes your avatar has.

  7. #7
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    20
    i am 187cm tall and 88cm inseam. seatpost 40cm long, uncut.
    reason of my question is that i want telescopic seatpost and it seems i need 40+ cm long. will wait for 42cm rs reverb and hope it will be suitable for slack seat tube angle (they claim 12 +/- of head angle adjustability)
    second reason is creaking sound. it looks like it comes from seatpost/seat tube - i have cleaned seat tube and seatpost twice, greased, covered with tape but creaking orchestra is always with me. i will clean it once again and inspect if there is no crack inside seat tube - from outside no crack visible.

  8. #8
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    20
    i found cause of creaking sound. inside seat tube where seatpost is inserted there were ragged edges of holes - were not machined after drilling. also there were some signs after welding (back side or inner side of weldment) maybe burns through - one bigger. round file helped me - no more creaking.

  9. #9
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    165
    So I'm confused on the answer to the original question: how far down into the ML8 seat tube does the post need to go to prevent any stress issues on the frame? Should it stick out of the bottom to be safe? Other bikes can have a small hole in the tube that must show the seat post in order to be safe. Maverick doesn't do this, so what is their recommendation?

  10. #10
    Schipperkes are cool.
    Reputation: banks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    3,994
    150mm/15.0cm/5.90"
    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee
    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.

  11. #11
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    20
    would like to buy reverb this week, but haven't possibility to try it on maverick ml7/5. will it suit slack seat tube angle, will 12 +/- adjustability be enough? do you have maverick with reverb? i have fizik gobi seat.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •