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Cut or uncut?

Postby Laser4G63 » May 2nd, 2013, 9:40 am

If you have a long seatpost (yes, I am talking seatposts), do you take a hacksaw to it and lob off the excess or just let it be au naturel? Does the material of the seatpost make a difference to you? I have a 400mm carbon seatpost and not sure if I should cut it down or just leave it alone. It's not about weight savings either because the savings would be negligible.
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Re: Cut or uncut?

Postby c0nsumer » May 2nd, 2013, 9:42 am

I just leave it alone. You never know when you may want to sell it or use it in a bike where you need more seatpost showing.
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Re: Cut or uncut?

Postby MediumRB » May 2nd, 2013, 9:47 am

+1 to above. And think of all the added rigidity you get under your butt with that big, black uncut stick going way down the tube.
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Re: Cut or uncut?

Postby bh357 » May 2nd, 2013, 10:27 am

MediumRB wrote:... your butt with that big, black uncut stick going way down the tube.


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Re: Cut or uncut?

Postby bh357 » May 2nd, 2013, 10:28 am

On a serious note, leave it uncut.
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Re: Cut or uncut?

Postby Laser4G63 » May 2nd, 2013, 10:52 am

Uncut it is then. It seems more fitting to have that post shoved deep inside that tube anyway. Thanks all!
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Re: Cut or uncut?

Postby Critter7r » May 2nd, 2013, 3:20 pm

If you were to cut it, you'd have to move the "minimum insertion" line upwards a coresponding amount.
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Re: Cut or uncut?

Postby TenSpeed » May 3rd, 2013, 1:19 am

Laser4G63 wrote:Uncut it is then. It seems more fitting to have that post shoved deep inside that tube anyway. Thanks all!


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Re: Cut or uncut?

Postby utabintarbo » May 3rd, 2013, 6:54 am

I was expecting a pro and con on circumcision, so I avoided the topic. :P
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Re: Cut or uncut?

Postby jfactor! » May 3rd, 2013, 7:28 am

MediumRB wrote:under your butt with that big, black uncut stick going way down the tube.

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