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cutting seat post
« on: May 05, 2008, 02:48:58 PM »
what is the safest amount of a seat post that can be cut off?

I know there is a formula but I can't find it anywhere

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Re: cutting seat post
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2008, 02:57:16 PM »
Here's the process:

1.  Find the minimum insertion line for the seatpost
2.  Find out how much you want to cut off
3.  For whatever length you want to cut your seatpost, you need to raise the minimum insertion point by that much (i.e. if you cut off an inch, raise the line by an inch)
4.  Mark the new minimum insertion line
5.  Cut
6.  Try to find something cool to do with leftover seatpost remnant
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Re: cutting seat post
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2008, 03:14:58 PM »
Here's the process:

1.  Find the minimum insertion line for the seatpost
2.  Find out how much you want to cut off
3.  For whatever length you want to cut your seatpost, you need to raise the minimum insertion point by that much (i.e. if you cut off an inch, raise the line by an inch)
4.  Mark the new minimum insertion line
5.  Cut
6.  Try to find something cool to do with leftover seatpost remnant

perfect - thank you

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Re: cutting seat post
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2008, 10:29:13 AM »
Did you get it cut?
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Re: cutting seat post
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2008, 10:31:01 AM »
no - because I got a race face post and when I was fitted it was a slight setback and I needed a straight - so I had to order a Thompson Elite straight in order to fit the bike correctly

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Re: cutting seat post
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2008, 12:49:54 PM »
What!!!??? no Masterpiece you weight weenie ;D

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Re: cutting seat post
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2008, 02:03:12 PM »
that is what i meant - which ever the lighter of the 2 is

 

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