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Da Peach

Outwitted by a rodent
Jul 2, 2002
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Can you install Raceface turbine seatpost backwards?

My seat has short rails, and I'd like to get my seat further forward. The Turbine has 1/2" offset that I don't want...

Should I be publicly humiliated for even asking?

I'm in a different country than my bike, so I can't just go and try it. Besides, who's got time for that?
 

Beef Supreme

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Oct 29, 2010
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Can you install Raceface turbine seatpost backwards?

My seat has short rails, and I'd like to get my seat further forward. The Turbine has 1/2" offset that I don't want...

Should I be publicly humiliated for even asking?

I'm in a different country than my bike, so I can't just go and try it. Besides, who's got time for that?
Buy a new seat post. A backward seat post on a pimp mobile like yours would make baby Jesus cry.
 

Da Peach

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Jul 2, 2002
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Buy a new seat post. A backward seat post on a pimp mobile like yours would make baby Jesus cry.
Yeah..yeah... I just want to hit the ground running when I get back from my work rotation... I left the country about 13 hours after I bought it. I had to pack in that time, get the house ready, etc... I really had NO time to fiddle with anything. I'm looking for some quick ghetto methods of achieving the effect of a shorter stem/reducing reach as soon as I get back into the country. The saddle is about as far forward as I can get it.

A dropper and shorter stem are definitely in my future...

How much do you think I'd get for my Turbine post?
 
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Beef Supreme

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The seat post should really only be used to dial in the relationship between your a$$ and the pedals. Change the stem to adjust the reach. How long of a stem is on there now?

Edit: SB66 has a relatively slack seat post angle. A straight post may kill two birds with one stone.
 
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Da Peach

Outwitted by a rodent
Jul 2, 2002
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North Van
The seat post should really only be used to dial in the relationship between your a$$ and the pedals. Change the stem to adjust the reach. How long of a stem is on there now?

Edit: SB66 has a relatively slack seat post angle. A straight post may kill two birds with one stone.
I've got a 60mm on there now. I'm thinking a post with no offset is likely going to help a lot, and a dropper will do that. I have an 50mm on my old trail bike with an insanely tight cockpit. I'm used to it, so the long Yeti feels weird being so stretched out, in a good way... But I think I'll likely need a short stem to go along with my no offset dropper post.

try it now?
I wish I could...I wish I could... This thread will just have to do...
 

smittybit

Chimp
May 15, 2013
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Parry Sound, ON Canada
I wouldn't. Kinda like using a wrench backwards - works for a while, will soon break under heavy load.
Seatpost angle and the offset seat platform would create a hell of a levering action in a bad way, judging by how it looks.