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    The wheel is come full circle, I am here.

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      2" sounds okay. I think the minimum insertion printed on most seat posts is closer to 3". I have been using less than the minimum insertion on my 26" Oracle. The seat post for the Shadow handle I use came in one size, and it's barely long enough. I push and pull hard on my handlebars, and I have not had a problem with the interface between the neck and the seat post. Makes me a little bit nervous, however. Make sure your seat post clamp is tight enough and attached correctly (not sliding up the seat post).

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        The wheel is come full circle, I am here.

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        • #5
          2" is OK.

          I guess we've all made that mistake in one form or another. I once cut my seat post to the minimum length I could get away with, to save weight, then a few weeks later, put shorter cranks on, raised the seat and...
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          • #6
            I've previously read that you should always have double the diameter of the seatpost within the frame. Therefore two inches, or just over.
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            • #7
              In the skills progression of many unicyclists, a few things happen to raise the seat higher. They learn to mount with the pedals in a more parallel position, making it easier to clear a higher seat, they incorporate the up/down motion of the hips into riding, they may progress to shorter cranks and they may adjust their foot positions slightly closer to the toe. I would prefer if the manufacturers made the necks on some frames a little bit longer, so there is more of a range of adjustment without having to cut -- or buy a new seat post.

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              • #8
                Making the frames taller would reduce the potential for shorter riders to fit on larger unicycles.
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