Can anyone advise me?
I've got a 14.5 Trek Lush and am pretty tiny. When i bought it we couldn't get the seat post all the way into the frame enough for me to have the seat down low enough for all the rad gnarly descents ( ha ha). This is because there is a slight narrowing inside the frame 6inches from the top where the first pivot is where its butted. So the guy in the shop cut the seat post.
Now i'm thinking of getting a reverb but it wont go in past this narrowing without brute force so i'm left with two problems: firstly i want a reverb and wouldn't be able to get it in at the moment. Second, if i accept that i will be forever reverb-less and can't get rid of the problem i can only insert about 2 inches of seat post into the frame which i assume isn't enough. Will this damage the frame/post/me? Even if having only a bit of saddle inserted what if someone taller than me were to use it? They'd have no saddle in at all, bad news tall people.
I've read you might be able to get it reamed and the guy in my LBS said they'd fitted someone a reverb free of charge from trek because of a similar problem. I don't want to ruin the warranty. Would i expect Trek/LBS to sort this problem or will it cost me $? I'm a bit annoyed with the LBS for cutting the post then not telling me about minimum insertion points, but i wont get started about the quality of the LBS.