?'s on raising seat post 1 " for Muni

?'s on raising seat post 1 " for Muni

Post by teachnda » Fri, 08 Feb 2002 14:16:40


Hi,

I have been riding for about 6 weeks with the seat post at the
current position.  Up until then, I had the seat post 1" higher and  I
lowered it  all at once to improve my hopping skills.  I decided to
back off on the hopping and gapping and move more into just riding
Muni( single track and fire roads - no drops or big hopping needed).
I was out for 1.5 hours last Friday just doing a fire road on a stock
Miyata seat, no less.:eek:  But the seat highth felt a little low.  I
have an afternoon ride coming up this Saturday  for the first time
with fellow Muni rider Scot Cooper.  We will be out for a few hours.
My question is, if I just move the seat back up 1 inch to the original
position, all at once, will this mess up my balance for Saturdays
ride?  I think it would help my knees a bit.
Would I be better off
just leaving it at the highth it is now and gradually, over time, move
it up?

There are some moderate to steep climbs in  the mountains
where we will be riding.

Thanks,

Work the maze.

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?'s on raising seat post 1 " for Muni

Post by leoy » Fri, 08 Feb 2002 14:37:01

I tend to ride with my seat a little lower than usual when Im out for
a Muni. You never know when you will need to hop up something or go
down a few steps. The only time I really ever put it up to full height
these days is when Im on a transport stage to get to another trials or
muni area!

I think you just get used to it wherever it is, but if
your knees start to hurt, get it right back up there.

Leo

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?'s on raising seat post 1 " for Muni

Post by jagu » Fri, 08 Feb 2002 15:26:39

a quick release seat collar or an allen wrench in your pocket would
give you the convienance of finding out fast...

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?'s on raising seat post 1 " for Muni

Post by Drewnicycl » Sat, 09 Feb 2002 07:56:43

I put two marks on my seatpost:1 for Muni and 1 for riding around.  I
have a quick release and change back and forth, sometimes 3 or 4 times
in a ride (to the trail, Muni, back home etc.)
Anyway the only
problem I have is with mounting.  It gets a little difficult but it
soon resolves itself.  Give it a shot :)

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?'s on raising seat post 1 " for Muni

Post by UniDa » Sat, 09 Feb 2002 12:06:44

Put it so that you can comfortably go down stairs or over some small
stuff, but high enough so that you can ride more easily.
-David
Kaplan

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