Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Hermitage, TN
Bikes: 1986 Cannondale SR300 (full SRAM Apex) 1996 Cannondale R800 (Full SRAM Rival), 1997 Cannondale R200 (Shimano Tiagra), 2012 Cannondale CAAD 10-5, 1992 Bridgestone RB-1 (SRAM Force)
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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:
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?