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Old 09-27-11, 08:32 PM   #1
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Keep breaking seat post pivots

I have an issue, I keep breaking my seat post pivots (where the teeth are that you tighten to keep your seat at a certain angle). Once I have had a failure the teeth on the pivot point seem to have worn off.

I have replaced my seat posts a number of times over the years and i dont buy anything especially cheap, but i dont buy expensive ones either as they keep breaking.

I have a sprung saddle which is as far back as it can go (which is probably why the seat posts break). I only weigh 180 lbs and probably dont carry more than 20 lbs on my back, so I am suprised that I have this issue.

What do i do? are there any especially strong seatposts that are economical?
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Old 09-27-11, 09:27 PM   #2
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buy a quality seatpost with 2 bolts, one at the front and one at the back....the one bolt seatposts are much weaker, Thomson seatposts are the gold standard
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Old 09-27-11, 09:30 PM   #3
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I have replaced my seat posts a number of times over the years and i dont buy anything especially cheap,
Economical? As in buy one good post rather than several posts that "weren't" especially cheap? ....Thomson!


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Old 09-28-11, 04:47 AM   #4
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velo orange makes a great one, 30 mm of setback. Works even better than the Thomson setback model. I have tried a bunch and this one is the best, especially if you ride a brooks b17.

http://store.velo-orange.com/index.p...g-setback.html
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Old 09-28-11, 07:40 AM   #5
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Economical? As in buy one good post rather than several posts that "weren't" especially cheap? ....Thomson!


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+1 The same thing happened with the seatpost that came with my first LHT. I replaced it with this:

http://salsacycles.com/components/shaft_seatpost/

When that bike was stolen, I got a new LHT and immediately replaced the seatpost with another Salsa Shaft. No sense continuing to buy so-so seatposts.

My IF road bike is fitted with a Thomson.
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