Seat post question



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Tim Hall

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My son has a Trek Navigator 200, which is now about 3 years old. He's
13 and keeps growing. The frame could be described as compact - it
has a sloping top tube with a fair amount of seat post showing. We're
getting close to the stage where he needs a bigger bike, but it would
make life much easier if this could be delayed until Christmas.

The seat post has a smidgen more to go until it reaches the "minimum
insertion" mark. Can I squeeze a month or two extra useage by buying
a longer seat post? The upper few inches of the seat tube match the
seat post, after that the tube flares out to a larger diameter.




Tim
 
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Rob Morley

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In article <[email protected]>
Tim Hall <[email protected]> wrote:
> My son has a Trek Navigator 200, which is now about 3 years old. He's
> 13 and keeps growing. The frame could be described as compact - it
> has a sloping top tube with a fair amount of seat post showing. We're
> getting close to the stage where he needs a bigger bike, but it would
> make life much easier if this could be delayed until Christmas.
>
> The seat post has a smidgen more to go until it reaches the "minimum
> insertion" mark. Can I squeeze a month or two extra useage by buying
> a longer seat post?


We'd be guessing, because you haven't told us the diameter or length of
the current seatpost.
 
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Simon Brooke

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in message <[email protected]>, Tim Hall
('[email protected]') wrote:

> My son has a Trek Navigator 200, which is now about 3 years old. He's
> 13 and keeps growing. The frame could be described as compact - it
> has a sloping top tube with a fair amount of seat post showing. We're
> getting close to the stage where he needs a bigger bike, but it would
> make life much easier if this could be delayed until Christmas.
>
> The seat post has a smidgen more to go until it reaches the "minimum
> insertion" mark. Can I squeeze a month or two extra useage by buying
> a longer seat post?


Yes. Obviously, one of the same diameter; the diameter should be stamped
on the post, usually close to the minimum insertion mark.

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Marz

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Tim Hall wrote:
> My son has a Trek Navigator 200, which is now about 3 years old. He's
> 13 and keeps growing. The frame could be described as compact - it
> has a sloping top tube with a fair amount of seat post showing. We're
> getting close to the stage where he needs a bigger bike, but it would
> make life much easier if this could be delayed until Christmas.
>
> The seat post has a smidgen more to go until it reaches the "minimum
> insertion" mark. Can I squeeze a month or two extra useage by buying
> a longer seat post? The upper few inches of the seat tube match the
> seat post, after that the tube flares out to a larger diameter.
>
>
>
>
> Tim


Seatpost is one thing, have you also considered his handlebar position?
You may need to adjust height and reach of his handle bars as well.

Laters,

Marz
 
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Tim Hall

Guest
On 21 Aug 2006 07:15:23 -0700, "Marz" <[email protected]> wrote:

>
>Tim Hall wrote:
>> My son has a Trek Navigator 200, which is now about 3 years old. He's
>> 13 and keeps growing. The frame could be described as compact - it
>> has a sloping top tube with a fair amount of seat post showing. We're
>> getting close to the stage where he needs a bigger bike, but it would
>> make life much easier if this could be delayed until Christmas.
>>
>> The seat post has a smidgen more to go until it reaches the "minimum
>> insertion" mark. Can I squeeze a month or two extra useage by buying
>> a longer seat post? The upper few inches of the seat tube match the
>> seat post, after that the tube flares out to a larger diameter.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Tim

>
>Seatpost is one thing, have you also considered his handlebar position?
>You may need to adjust height and reach of his handle bars as well.
>


Good point. From memory the bars are some kind of multi way
adjustable thing, a bit like a Girvin (?) flexi stem. I'll have a
look tonight.


Tim