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    Senior Member Drummerboy1975's Avatar
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    Whats the purpose of this seat strut?

    What are these for?


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    No idea, but I'd sure like to see the rest of the bike.
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    Bicycle Repair Man !!! Sixty Fiver's Avatar
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    These stabilizer struts were primarily found on track bicycles who's riders put a lot of forward weight on their saddles.

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    Gorgeous bike there. I looked at the link and there are some great detail pics. Some day I hope to find a chrome bike similar to that one. OK, I'm going to go way out on a limb with my answer, but it seems to be somewhat common sense. On many track bikes you will see the saddle pushed way forward and sometimes the seat post backwards in order to encourage the saddle forward a little more. In that condition, it would seem that the front of the saddle might be prone to drooping and the support does just what it looks like, supports the nose of the saddle so that it doesn't dip down toward the top tube when you lean way down in the drops.

    That's my guess anyway!

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    I don't know about droop, I have not seen Brooks steel railed saddles bend, but they can flex. And that can be a problem, well at least annoying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    These stabilizer struts were primarily found on track bicycles who's riders put a lot of forward weight on their saddles.
    confirmed at Classic Lightweight Odds and Sods page (scroll down)

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