Originally Posted by Scootmeister
Hi GasX. Looks like you are making good progress. Part of the fun is learning better ways to do old things. Two suggestions, I'd replace the hose clamp on the brake lever with a good muffler clamp the size of the frame ( maybe $1.50). It will be 4 times stronger and will stay in place much better. Second, I don't have direct experience but have been told that recessed seat posts put excess stress on the downtube of the frame and either crack it or pull it loose from the weld. The ususal stress on a seatpost is down, not lateral. I've heard this even happens on heavy duty Whizzer frames. Just a couple of thoughts cause I'd rather be riding than repairing!!
I already bought some vinyl coated clamps to experiment with. Down the line, I'll get a custom fork with a welded on stud.
Regarding the seatpost, yourt point is well taken. My sportsman flyer model arrived today. I'll compared the two posts and settle with the one I like best and feel safest using.