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How to stabilise the bicycle seatpost and saddle when it is all the way up?

Your seat post is not all the way up — it's too far up. If you need the saddle at that height, then you need a longer seat post. As mentioned in comments, there is usually a "minimum insertion&...
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How to stabilise the bicycle seatpost and saddle when it is all the way up?

Seat posts are usually marked with a line indicating a minimum insertion point. Extending the seat post past that point poses a risk of the seat post bending, or cracking the frame. While 250-300mm ...
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Which measurements are most important to consider for tall men?

Among quality aka dealer-level bikes, each model comes in a range of sizes. Wheel size in and of itself is immaterial to fit. Published weight limits are not typically contingent on frame size, i.e. ...
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Which measurements are most important to consider for tall men?

Of the three issues, wheel size matters the least. Size and weight limit are both important. If the bike is the wrong size, it can be uncomfortable and go unused. It may even be dangerous (e.g., knees ...
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Adult vs kid's bicycle for a tall kid?

You are correct that there isn't anything intrinsically different between bikes designed for preteens and adult bikes. Kids bikes tend to have lower end, inexpensive components and drivetrains with a ...
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How to stabilise the bicycle seatpost and saddle when it is all the way up?

If you are lucky you can buy a longer post and replace your present one. As mentioned in other answer, each post has a clear mark indicating the maximum usable length, and exceeding it is not a smart ...
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Adult vs kid's bicycle for a tall kid?

I would go for the adult version of the bike you would buy for her if you were buying a new kids bike. There is a whole range of bicycles for small adults which are basically not that different ...
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Which measurements are most important to consider for tall men?

Either way, you probably won't find what you are looking for at walmart. They dont carry different sizes of bikes, each model is exactly one size. You should go to your local bike shop and try out ...
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Identifying features of a mountain bike specific to a tall and heavy rider?

Aside from the frame and wheels, suspension quality will make a big difference in price and durability. You will save money skipping rear suspension and going with a hardtail or even non-suspension ...
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Identifying features of a mountain bike specific to a tall and heavy rider?

WHEELS In addition to frame, your wheels need consideration. Ideally look for bikes with wheels have a high spoke count. In modern terms, a rear might be 24-36 spokes, and a front is the same or ...
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Identifying features of a mountain bike specific to a tall and heavy rider?

I would be looking at bikes with frames made of steel. A cro-moly frame will be most likely to meet the requirements you are looking for on your budget, and there are a lot of bikes with cro-moly ...
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Road bikes for tall guys

I'm 6 foot 5 or 195cm tall, with a weight of ~93 kg. The most important thing is to find a frame that fits you - if you try to up-size a small frame, it means long seatposts with lots of leverage ...
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19 inch frame MTB Issues for a guy standing 6 feet 3 inches tall

Ok tried the following things and the result is truly greatly comfortable. 450mm seat post. 117mm stem raiser. Additionally I adjusted the saddle so that it's a bit more in front rather than far ...
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19 inch frame MTB Issues for a guy standing 6 feet 3 inches tall

I'm your height, and have long legs too. Personally I have bent several seatposts and have cracked one frame because the seat was up too high. The only thing you can do is buy a longer seatpost and ...
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Tall rider - good cockpit/body position for downhill

Are there other aspects that are causing you to position yourself wrongly on the bike? I was taught that to get the best brake angle you should stand behind the seat, feet on the floor and reach for ...
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Adult vs kid's bicycle for a tall kid?

Check your child's proportions, that is leg and arm length compared to overall length. They are often distinctly different to adults. Legs, in particular, tend to be very long. In the case of a rather ...
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How to stabilise the bicycle seatpost and saddle when it is all the way up?

More info The post diameter is often stamped into the post. There are a number of diameters, some very close together, using a post slightly too small in diameter can result in a clamp that won't ...
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How to stabilise the bicycle seatpost and saddle when it is all the way up?

Have had the same issue..seatpost hight enough is too high..on the boundary from medium to large frame and have to opt for large and short stem instead to get a sturdy saddle height.. As above ...
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Can you adapt a 16" bike frame for a 6'2" person with a longer stem?

You could drop more money into this to make it "better" without really fixing it, or you could find a better sized bike. The main problem with adding size via add-ons is that the frame is ...
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Can I use a chain gobbler on my kettwiesel trike to accommodate shorter and taller Riders as I move the boom in and out?

A "chain gobbler" is a recumbent device that takes up slack in a chain. A regular bike derailleur gear system can do this with the cage in the rear derailleur, and they may have a capacity ...
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Can I use a lay back post on a Schwinn Meridian 26" tricycle?

You can use a setback or lay back seat post. You'll need to find one with the right size post diameter. The best way to find the right size is to measure the one you have. Sizes range from 25.0 and up ...
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Identifying features of a mountain bike specific to a tall and heavy rider?

You'll probably want to upgrade to 4-pot brakes and larger rotors to give you more braking power and cooling ability. Tires with "downhill casings" might also be nice to avoid pinch flats and damaging ...
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How to stabilise the bicycle seatpost and saddle when it is all the way up?

I can only copy all the other answers. Do not pull the seatpost too far up. There is a minimum insert mark on the seastpost. The reason is the post is not vertical so while sitting on it you are ...
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How to stabilise the bicycle seatpost and saddle when it is all the way up?

As other answers said, you should not ride w/o at least a few inches of seatpost inserted into the seat tube of the bicycle. If you cannot locate a seatpost that is long enough (which you should be ...
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Adult vs kid's bicycle for a tall kid?

I would see 3 reasons to avoid considering adult's bikes (compared to bikes from kids-focused brands — for entry level bikes the differences are less obvious): weight, bike fit and marketing. Weight: ...
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Road bikes for tall guys

We try to avoid specific brand recommendations here, but I'm going to violate protocol. Rivendell Bikes makes their A. Homer Hilson in a 64-cm frame, which is pretty huge. This would not be a cheap ...
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Tall rider - good cockpit/body position for downhill

As a similarly-proportioned person I know your pains. But I don't go downhill off-road so comments are more road. As for visualising change, try and sit on the bike, hold the bars where they would ...
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Starter Road Bike for Tall Man

I had a similar budget getting started and at 6'5" and change found it impossible to find a local bike shop that could find a good fitting bike. I started out with the KHS Flite 747: http://...
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