ASK THE BMXPerts: PIT BIKE POST
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Q: Hi, I’m Rick from Surrey BC, Canada.  I just bought a 2010 Haro X16 pit BMX. I need a high quality seat post like a Thomson.  I am 5’5” and 150 pounds.
Do they make a laid back seat post with a support bar that’s made of chromoly?
What’s the strongest laid back seat post made for 25.4 that has a support bar?

Rick Johnson

A: Well Rick, judging by our calculations, you are about three feet too tall for that bike, but if you are just a pit bike fan, here is the dirt. You are not going to find a laid-back chromoly seatpost like the Revcore Flagpole in a 25.4, let alone a mega laid back seatpost like the Cook Bro’s with a support welded in. Strange that modern day kids bikes are more advanced then the top of the line stuff from yesteryear, but it has been about ten years since the old 7/8” post went out of style and about fifteen years since the laid back post could be found in the average shop. This is the very reason you will find most pit bike fans having custom parts made to complete their project just as they envision it in their minds eye. Sure you could shim an old chromoly post to fit, but a shimmed post is more likely to bend and/or cause damage to the seat tube of the frame. Aluminum posts will obviously bend at the height you will require so don’t even waste your time. Find a shot of the post you like, like the old Uni post with the reinforced gusset on the bend and have a local metalworker fab it up for you. At most you are looking at one bend to a chromoly tube and two small welds. Chrome plate it and you will still probably get out the door for under $50 with exactly what you are looking for. If you are looking for design or fabrication help, give our Restoration Nation expert, Mark Gray a shout at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


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