Bike posts

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Marktur, May 23, 2008.

  1. Marktur

    Marktur Member

    Hi guys,
    I stole the shock-absorbing post from my mountain/comfort bike for my cruiser...put the big Schwinn comfort seat on...and I've noticed that there's some play allowing me to rotate the seat horizontally about 1/4" each direction...I know it's not going to fall off or anything, but it feels really weird (like I've got a rear flat tire) when I turn to look behind me. So I'm wondering if there's any sort of adjustment to tighten that up? (It's from a Schwinn Clear Creek comfort bike).

    Also - I've seen some pix here with bikes that have a seat post that bends backwards, allowing the seat to move further from the there some sort of shock-absorbing alternative that provides both perhaps?

    If you know of something good, please point me in the right direction so I can buy it.


  2. Esteban

    Esteban Active Member

    Seat posts come in several different sizes. Most have the size, in mm, on the lower end of the post. Such as, 25, 26.1, etc
  3. My seatpost that I have on my MB pivots that little bit to, its a cheap one. The one on my Non MB is a rockshox post (a quality post) and it doesnt swivel at all.
  4. loquin

    loquin Active Member

    I was talking to a bike salesman the other day. He said that some comfort bike posts have a bit of a swivel in them intentionally. By allowing it to swivel a bit side-to-side, you can use the larger, 'comfort' seats, as it causes less friction on your rear end when you're peddling.

    I think I prefer the easy seat, with its two, independently swiveling seat pads.
  5. Marktur

    Marktur Member

    I like the idea of Loquin's seat post for my real riding bike...but I want to feel stable while on the motor bike...I guess I'm freaked out from the flats...same sensation.