Author Topic: Marking the extendable seat post of a Brompton  (Read 3170 times)

Marking the extendable seat post of a Brompton
« on: 08 October, 2008, 04:51:51 pm »
How do you all mark the point on the seat post which is the correct length for you on your Brompton when you do the unfold thing?
I just use a permanent marker on the chrome which gets worn off eventually, is there a more elegant solution?

Re: Marking the extendable seat post of a Brompton
« Reply #1 on: 08 October, 2008, 04:53:31 pm »
Mine is even less elegant- a blob of nail polish. It works, though!

Si

Re: Marking the extendable seat post of a Brompton
« Reply #2 on: 08 October, 2008, 05:00:54 pm »
A potentially clever solution I heard from someone who unfolds on a dark railway station and thus can't see a blob of paint or other mark is:

Attach an old brake cable, one end to the bottom of the saddle, the over the the seat post clamp.  Then when you unfold just pull the seat up until the cable stops it and you know it's at the right height.

When riding the cable is taught so shouldn't get in the way, when folded just tuck the loose loop in somewhere.

clarion

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Re: Marking the extendable seat post of a Brompton
« Reply #3 on: 08 October, 2008, 05:02:19 pm »
Or just a massive Hite-rite? ;D
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Re: Marking the extendable seat post of a Brompton
« Reply #4 on: 08 October, 2008, 05:06:10 pm »
I've got a telescopic post, so the top bit is left adjusted, and I just slide the entire bottom bit out until it hits the end stop.  Admittedly, this way it's a few inches larger than it needs to be when folded, but it's a lot easier.
Actually, it is rocket science.
 

andygates

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Re: Marking the extendable seat post of a Brompton
« Reply #5 on: 08 October, 2008, 05:54:58 pm »
Mine is the regular post extended to the max: nothing could be easier...
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Re: Marking the extendable seat post of a Brompton
« Reply #6 on: 08 October, 2008, 07:09:13 pm »
Mine is the extended post extended to the max: just as easy, but not a practical proposition for everyone without leg surgery.
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LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: Marking the extendable seat post of a Brompton
« Reply #7 on: 08 October, 2008, 08:35:09 pm »
I trimmed and flared an extended steatpost so that Mrs LWaB just lifts the seatpost as far as it goes.
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Re: Marking the extendable seat post of a Brompton
« Reply #8 on: 12 October, 2008, 10:03:09 pm »
Like the brake cable idea. I need to get a telescopic post for the current Brompton (8th so far!).
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