Got the new Surly Constrictor seatpost clamp today, and then my riding buddy stopped by tonight with his newly built up Salsa La Cruz with SRAM force - pics below. Now, this thing has to be the end-all for sliding seatpost issues. It's.. ridiculous! I love it! Here's a pic, the constrictor on the right and the one that came with the Trucker on the left.
Yeah, it's worth the moolah. I'm pretty positive I won't have problems anymore.. but seriously surly, why did you cheap out?
Now the abundant bike porn. My riding buddy stopped by to pick up a compass, as it's required for the 200 mile "Dirty Kanza" race this weekend he's doing in Kansas this weekend. 200 miles in one day in Kansas, all over gravel! He's a former clyde by about 30 pounds, but has since dropped into fit land like the rest of us. Anyway, this is going to be his cross/road bike that's currently equipped with some race bits from his race bikes for the race. Salsa La Cruz with full SRAM Force group, Mavic Crossmax wheels, etc etc. The rack? That's a Moots titanium seatpost rack that weighs as much as a mosquito. It's... amazing. Check it out:
Note: I'll be the first to admit, I lack anything resembling a green thumb..
My goal, seriously, is to race in the Dirty Kanza next year. Something about 200 miles on gravel, in hot and steamy Kansas, in one day really appeals to my sadistic side. REALLY appeals.