Spring conversion for Ghetto Dropper Post
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Spring conversion for Ghetto Dropper Post

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  • + 11
 RC You clever bastard! Razz
  • + 4
 And, you'll appreciate this, you can make it with hand tools. HAHA! RC
  • + 1
 Nice! Smile
  • + 1
 how much is that fork spring going to cost though?
  • + 1
 Haha kind of defeats the object but you could use an ata or uturn cartridge from a skinnier fork with a wide seat post and just use the adjustable limiter with a cable set up for the remote
  • + 1
 I read the ghetto seat post article and undestood that it helps only with controlling the same height each time. Still I have to stop, reach to a clamp, align a seat etc. Spring or any hydraulic system helps a remotely released seat post to rise by its own. If I don't have a remote release and always have to stop to rise it, why do I need any spring? I could only stand up while riding and try to release a seat post clamp with one hand which sounds dangerous, but I still can't align a seat nose with a bike axis without stipping and looking at it. Fork spring is also heavy, but what is really needed is some alignment help of some rail inside two sliding post tubes or something. Having in mind your self-built plane and looking at your clever ideas in the picture abouve, I wonder if you have thought about it?
  • + 1
 I don't need to stop to raise or drop my seatpost. It's an old trick from the days before suspension and hydraulics and stuff. Back in the days where lift access was a truck.
  • + 1
 You could say, or show more of the trick to get me understanding, but what I am trying to say is that any seat post is a tube that can slide to make it longer, shorter and rotate to make a saddle in wrong position. I don't tolerate a saddle nose that is not pointing straight forwards.
  • + 1
 Just use a car boot gas strut from a scrap yard! I'm building my own system at home at the moment using one, providing the gas strut is rated as 150NM it will have all the return you could possibly need and no messing around with bits of duct tape and wooden dowels...
  • + 2
 I agree with the aluminum to replace the rod. I think I will lathe down some UHDPE as bottom stop and use threaded aluminum rod so its all adjustable. all that I see needed now is a cable release seat clamp!
  • + 5
 To the man-cave I go!
  • + 3
 hmm wooden dowel and duct tape. i think ill try aluminium
  • + 1
 Looks good but is there any way you could put a spring loaded pin in it so you don't need to keep undoing and refining the seat post quick release?
  • + 1
 Working on the spring loaded pin with remote lever and a guide to prevent twisting during travel as well.

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