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Dropper post lower?

RobKRobK Posts: 19
edited September 2013 in MTB workshop & tech
Hi all, just got my self one of those cheapo dropper posts off the bay and wondering how i could get it to sit a little lower as when its fully extended its just a little bit to high, the little black box rests on my seat post collar and apparently the black box needs to have a little bit of float in it so heres a pic
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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    change or file the seat clamp.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
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  • ej2320ej2320 Posts: 1,543
    nicklouse wrote:
    change or file the seat clamp.

    That seems to only solution to me
  • RobKRobK Posts: 19
    Really don't want to be filing my bling bling hope clamp down so as mad as it sounds i'm thinking about cutting a little off the seat tube :shock:
    Only about 10 - 20mm :lol:
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,804
    That is certainly beyond mad compared to filing or replacing the hope clamp!
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    RobK wrote:
    Really don't want to be filing my bling bling hope clamp down so as mad as it sounds i'm thinking about cutting a little off the seat tube :shock:
    Only about 10 - 20mm :lol:
    i remember someone who did that to a reveb and trashed the whole seat post.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,804
    I think he meant the seattube in the frame not the seatpost....... Yes I remember that - funny as heck!
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    nicklouse wrote:
    RobK wrote:
    Really don't want to be filing my bling bling hope clamp down so as mad as it sounds i'm thinking about cutting a little off the seat tube :shock:
    Only about 10 - 20mm :lol:
    i remember someone who did that to a reveb and trashed the whole seat post.
    Nick I actually think he seriously means the seat tube, not the seat post.
    Actually trash a frame for a Hope seatclamp.
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  • RobKRobK Posts: 19
    I do mean the frame :shock:
    it does sit much higher than the top tube......
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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    almost as good as cutting the seat post.

    bin the clamp and get a suitable one.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    Or you get get shoes with thicker soles.
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  • RobKRobK Posts: 19
    Can anyone recommend a thinner clamp?
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    just about any.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,804
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • He wants it to be as thick as the Hope one he has, but he needs it to be thin enough to slot under the remote control box. ;-)

    Peronally, I'd just file down the back of the Hope, so it fits under the box.
  • RobKRobK Posts: 19
    In the end i used my bench grinder to thin the clamp down and the area cannot be seen as its covered by the control box and jobs a good'un :)
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