Ben started cycle speedway as a tall seven year old. Archie Wilkinson advertises their Junior speedway bike as ‘from 7 years’, so I invested.
The bike fits him well, though the seat height meant he could only brush the ground while in the saddle. Not ideal. So I lowered the seat to the frame, as shown below.
Obviously you do this at your own risk. The seat post clamp is not intended to be load bearing.
Ben’s bike has been this way for a year, there are no signs of damage to the seat post clamps. I would not have written this page if I’d found any damage.
Ben is now 8, and its time to restore the original seat height.