Can I cut my bike seatpost?
Cutting the post down is the proper way to do it really. Seat posts need to have a minimum amount of tube in the frame for safety though, so do some measuring and just cut off as little as you can get away with and file down any rough or sharp edges.
Can you replace a bike seat?
Bicycle seats, also referred to as saddles, are designed for quick removal and replacement. You can install a saddle using a single tool. If you’re unhappy with your saddle, don’t hesitate to replace or adjust it. There are all types of saddles for all types of bikes and rear ends.
What is the best seat position on a bike?
Ideally you want about a 3 degree bend in your knee while your foot is at the bottom of your pedal stroke (6 o’clock). If your saddle is too tall you will get a rocking sensation as you pedal that you’ll want to avoid. The handle bars are the second most vital contact point on your bike after your saddle.
Should bike seat be higher than handlebars?
As a general rule of thumb, you want the top of the handlebar about as high (or higher than) the saddle, unless you’re a sporty rider looking to ride fast. You can change the height of the handlebar by moving the stem up or down the steerer tube.
Why won’t my bike seat go down?
There are two possible reasons: The seatpost may be stuck mechanically, for instance by being the wrong size and having been forced in; or, the problem may be chemical, caused by corrosion. If an oversized seatpost was forced into the frame, it will often make a noticeable bulge in the seat tube.
Are bike seat posts universal?
While there are any number of post diameters out there, most modern road and MTB bike frames accept a seatpost of either 27.2mm in diameter (‘standard’), 30.9 or 31.6mm (‘oversize’). You can use a shim to enable a 27.2mm seatpost fit into a frame taking a larger standard, but not vice-versa for obvious reasons.