At Tue, 21 Jun 2005 18:55:57 +0000 (UTC), message
<[email protected]> was posted by
"David Wood" <[email protected]>, including some, all or none of the
>I'm seriously considering a Brompton for commuting. Could anyone tell me if
>it's possible to put on any type of seat to replace the original.
Yes. But worry not: the Brooks B17 is available as a Brompton branded
Peter Clinch wrote:
> David Wood wrote:
>> I'm seriously considering a Brompton for commuting. Could anyone tell
>> me if it's possible to put on any type of seat to replace the original.
> Up to a point. The seatpost has an old-stylee plain circular top rather
> than a micro-adjust mount.
Though you can also replace the seatpost---worth considering if you are
over 6 feet tall---and some of the replacement posts have better mounts.
Colin Blackburn wrote:
> Though you can also replace the seatpost---worth considering if you are
> over 6 feet tall---and some of the replacement posts have better mounts.
Not necessarily even 6'... I'm 5'8" with shortish legs (31 inside, IIRC)
and I have the standard right at the top, with the saddle mounted as
high as it will sit. I do like my saddle higher than most people of
similar dimensions, but I doubt I'm unique and I'm certainly not leggy!
Mine is a Flite Ti, mounted using an old fashioned saddle clamp on the
longer standard seat post. If you are my height (average with 85cm
standover) then you can set the saddle so you only have to pull it to
maximum extention every time.
If you go for the extended seatpost, then it comes with a more
conventional saddle clamp. You can also fix this to extend to a set
amount using some Heath Robinson adaptations with string and such...