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    Godbotherer dwellman's Avatar
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    If I have to Thomson, I will, but (butt). . .look at this clamp design:

    Ok so I had a list of parts I wanted to get to finish building out my frame and last on the list is seatpost and stem.

    I never thought about it until recently. . . but the KCNC / Token clamp looks well, suddenly not Clyde friendly. I saw a similar post, albiet in 6061 rather than the 7075 that had a recommended 80kg weight limit. Cursory examination of the literature leads me to believe 7075 Al is a bit tougher, but all that aside, there's a saddle involved, I'm concerned about support for the rails there:



    Here's a link to some pictures from an Ebay seller:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Token-Ro...ht_2830wt_1153

    I won't be getting from eBay anyway, there's an authorized deal in Canada goes for $85CAD

    238lbs / 109kg right now, so. . . and I have absolutely no problems with my Selle Italia Flite (original ti rail one from way back when) on an even older Sugino SP-K.

    Am I right to be concerned here and cancel my blingy Token for a more understated, but ultimately worry free alternative?
    "Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize"
    "So I do not run like someone who doesn't run toward the finish line. I do not fight like a boxer who hits nothing but air."
    "And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us."
    "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith."

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    I'll answer myself, I suppose. . .



    Rider weight limit: 120kg for road, 85kg for XC, for the pst, but What about this Antares K'ium rail?
    "Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize"
    "So I do not run like someone who doesn't run toward the finish line. I do not fight like a boxer who hits nothing but air."
    "And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us."
    "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith."

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    Well, I went through a bunch of different posts until I bought a Thomson for my bike. Very well made product and they definately have the best design going for adjustments.
    "Others don't understand because I train every day of my life as they have never trained a day in theirs." Alexandr Karelin - the most dominating Greco-Roman wrestler - ever

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    UPDATE:

    Got a Thomson Masterpiece, gently used for $81

    Score.
    "Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize"
    "So I do not run like someone who doesn't run toward the finish line. I do not fight like a boxer who hits nothing but air."
    "And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us."
    "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith."

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