Tried and Liked – Paul Tall and Handsome Seatpost

I have been using the Paul Tall and Handsome seatpost for a couple of months now.  It has done everything you would want from a seat post and a little more.

The biggest differentiation is the setback, a full 26mm, but it gets better.  The two bolt vintage campy style upper clamps allow you to get yet another mm or two of setback.  For those who dream of getting the brooks back just a little further this could be the ticket.

The two bolt set up is extremely secure Tilt adjustment is a cinch to manage by loosening one bolt, tightening the other.  Likewise, 1 turn of each bolt and you can slide the saddle forward and back, tighten both up evenly and your tilt is preserved.

I have been happy with my Berthoud saddle for a couple of years now, but things got even better with it just that little bit further back.  My sit bones hit further ahead of the cantle plate (rear saddle support).  Hard to believe such a subtle difference could yield such big results.

The one great irony is that I am using a 360mm post with about 50mm exposed.  I had to cut the post for the 51 Rambler so that it did not interfere with the bottle bosses.  For now I will live with it, but will likely cut mine short in the future, not that I am a weight weenie, but it does shave close to 100g.

I can get these on a special order basis at the moment.  As Ramblers start to roll though I will be adding them to the regular stock.  Maybe Paul will do a run of Sort and Handsomes if I ask.

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2 Responses to Tried and Liked – Paul Tall and Handsome Seatpost

  1. Very interesting. What will the price point be?

    • Rob says:

      I will be listing them at $98. I have one extra on hand at the moment that will be going up on the web store soon. There is a 10% coupon for newsletter subscribers that is still active, so it could be a very good deal.

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