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Old 05-26-2014, 11:40 AM
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Default Re: laid / layed back seat post

Originally Posted by 2door View Post
Nice build, Toothy.

Our moderator, Dan, once described riding a cruiser without a lay-back seat post as feeling like he was doing 'The Chicken Dance'. I agree. Even if you're not six foot plus many cruiser frames are a little short in the crotch and the ride/comfort will be greatly improved by getting that saddle aft a few inches.

A solid post is the way to go, or a gusseted tubular one. There have been many reports of the cheaper tubular posts bending. One I know of dropped the guy right onto his rear wheel at speed. Not a pretty thought.

The pain from an event like that could be completely! Not to mention a ripped and ruined pair of trousers. ...

I hwve been planning to make me a laid back post for the Huffy Cruiser which is the worst I've seen for being on the short coupled side, its better with the taller ape bars I installed a couple weeks ago but seat still needs to move back about 3" to make the bike fit right, im only 5' 10" and currently around 215lbs and its cramped for me to ride.

And on topic now.... Toothy that is a nice looking seat post, does the seat try to rotate on that post?

That has always been my concern on that type vs the kind that has a steel plate welded to the post and then another stob for the seat to mount on 3-4" back on the plate steel.

And again nice looking bike Toothey

I dont always ride WOT, but when I do..I do my best to keep the rubber side down..Ride safely my friends!
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