• 01-24-2004
    spacoli
    Seat post & Seat rail postion
    I just bought a second hand Thompson post not realizing my old post clamp was set back and the Thompsom clamp is right on top the post. I had to slide my seat all the way back to get the correct position. Is there any problem in doing this? Will the rails bend over time? I ride a FS bike and weigh around 170 lbs.
  • 01-24-2004
    T 3
    Should be ok-
    You'll probably experience more of a "suspension effect" in the rails from that positioning,you didn't mention excatly what seat you're using.With a good quality seat and at your weight along with the FS setup,I doubt you'll have any problems...

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by spacoli
    I just bought a second hand Thompson post not realizing my old post clamp was set back and the Thompsom clamp is right on top the post. I had to slide my seat all the way back to get the correct position. Is there any problem in doing this? Will the rails bend over time? I ride a FS bike and weigh around 170 lbs.

  • 01-24-2004
    Disaster
    It will be rougher on the rails
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by spacoli
    I just bought a second hand Thompson post not realizing my old post clamp was set back and the Thompsom clamp is right on top the post. I had to slide my seat all the way back to get the correct position. Is there any problem in doing this? Will the rails bend over time? I ride a FS bike and weigh around 170 lbs.

    I'd be more worried if they were Titanium, but I've read of people breaking seat rails before. Even with a setback seatpost, I have to move the seat to the back of the rails on my i-drive. The seat never failed but eventually the seatpost retainer did. Luckily it wasn't a catastrophic failure. Instead, the teeth just stripped off.