Set-Back Seatposts

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by rtsy, Dec 5, 2003.

  1. rtsy

    rtsy New Member

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    Pardon the newbie question.

    I bought a 2nd hand road bike that came with a set-back FSA seat post.

    In order to get the reach measurement right, do I need to add to the effective top tube length due to the set-back seat post?

    If yes, then specific to the FSA seat posts, how many cm's do I add?

    Also, do I change the effective seat tube angle by using a set-back seat post?

    Thanks.
     
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  2. boudreaux

    boudreaux New Member

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    You do not use saddle for and aft position to get correct reach to bars. You use it to get preferred knee over pedal position. Then if reach is not right, you change stems within reason or get another bike that is the right size.
     
  3. shokhead1

    shokhead1 New Member

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    Thats what i did.Seat is right but my reach is short,looking down behind front hub so went from a 90mm to a 110mm{about 3/4 of an inch} stem.Now i most likly need longer brake cables and housings but not a biggie.
     
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