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Are We Getting Somewhere Here?

May 19, 2011

Just saw this bike check with Kink rider Ben Hittle over on BMX Union. What do we have here? Nearly a fist-full o’ post. We are pleased and can only assume our work here is paying off. Check out the full post here.

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Seatpost Accoutrements

May 16, 2011

If you’re like us, you’re showing a lot of post. Hopefully at least a fist full, and you want to take advantage of it. We’ve shown you the seatpost cover already, and it’s a great piece of flare. DK offered us a great option in the mid-80s, that was both stylish, and functional: A seatpost clamp with a standing platform built right in. Where you gonna stand with that silly flare-free wedge post kiddies?

And let’s suppose you’re on your way to great rule of thumb, but you need to narrow that gap between the bars and the seat? Fear not, Robert Peterson had us covered many years ago. Respect.

Shinglehead’s Post

May 9, 2011

Fisheye lenses are known for their distortion, often making things larger than they appear. Shinglhead’s seatpost in this shot is likely somewhat exaggerated by the fish, but regardless, we’re seeing some good rule of thumb, and couldn’t resist posting this one.

Clipped in and Raised Up

May 7, 2011

James Cox over in the land we all now call “the Royal Wedding” sent over this gem of a pole via Twitter this morning. Sure, this specimen may be clipping in, but that’s still a post we can respect. I might even be, dare we say, overkill. A quick release clamp even, for on the fly adjustment. Thanks James for being on the post prowl!

Dan Lacey’s TRP Handle Post?

May 6, 2011

Earlier today, when we tweeted our previous story, we noted that “Some tricks just don’t work right with a short seatpost.” There are bound to be detractors to any journalistic endevor, however. This time around, it was Federal Bikes rider Dan Lacey, who simply responded “Untrue.” A quick image search for photos of Mr. Lacey turned up the above photo, in which he appears to be utilizing a TRP handle seatpost from the 80s, presumably modified to work with Pivotal technology. Intriguing! We found a bit more info about the TRP shown below, for those interested in getting a handle on one.

We suspect he may have a can-can footjam post grab in the works! Only time will tell. Stoked that people are back on handled seatposts.

Some Tricks Just Don’t Work Right With a Short Post

May 6, 2011

Whether it’s a seat grinder, or a balance trick you’re after, some tricks just don’t work, or look right with a short seatpost. Okay, so no one has done a seat grinder since the late ’80s at best, but regardless, you never know when you’re going to need to bust one out in a game of B.I.K.E.

The Balance is in the Post.

Most importantly, we know every kid out there wants to be the neighborhood wheelie champion. Sure, you can stand up, chopping wood, and go for blocks, but a true champion sits down and cruises the streets, unhindered by stubby-post-induced leg cramping.

What if Mat Hoffman had a Stubby Post?

May 5, 2011

It’s conceivable that one of the greatest Freestyle BMX magazine covers of all time, featuring Mat Hoffman’s infamous flip fakie in France, may have never happened had Mat had a stubby seatpost. As you can see from the illustration above, it changes the negative space of the photograph entirely. From a composition standpoint, you could argue it changes everything, and therefore, may have never been used on the cover. Keep that in mind kids, when you’re dragging people around to take pictures of you and your tiny pole!