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    What's your take on Lightskin seatpost? (integrated Led lights)

    Has anyone heard of Lightskin seat posts (it's got integrated Led lights)? I found this via: http://epic-bike.com/ but would like some feedback if anyone has heard of it...looks pretty cool!
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    so when the LED goes bad, now you have a seatpost with... ??? a bad LED?

    or how about when the led starts to rattle? or, how about some side visibility? can it go from one bike to another?

    I do like the aesthetics!

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    Isn't Led meant to work forever (or close to)? Apparently batteries can be changed and the seatpost can be changed from one bike to another (as long as the post size is the same)...I've only got one bike, so not a problem. I'd love to know if anyone has one and what they think about it. Thanks

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    its pretty cool but I wouldnt buy it just because it has lights in it. You can get a cheapo light that attaches to any seatpost for < $5.
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    That's true...but I've spend quiet a bit of money restoring a bike with modern pieces and really want to add the best; I'd just really like to have someone's first-hand take on it

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    Until I see a video of it in action, I'll reserve judgement... but my gut tells me that it looks kinda weak from that pic...

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    what I see is a light glued inside a seatpost. What I see working against it, is water, vibration, proprietary pieces, and a unrecognized brand (warranty).

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    ...not to mention a rack with a bag on it pretty much makes it useless.

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    How about a glowing, lighted, seatpost, where the whole thing glows? That would be better.

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    I'm too short for that seatpost

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    Quote Originally Posted by megalowmatt View Post
    ...not to mention a rack with a bag on it pretty much makes it useless.
    That is the main reason I wouldn't get it, but I do like the idea otherwise. If I was in a market for a new seat post, I'd probably pick one up otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catonec View Post
    its pretty cool but I wouldnt buy it just because it has lights in it. You can get a cheapo light that attaches to any seatpost for < $5.
    Awesome! You should start a thread about your cheapo light/seatpost combo, dude. You could make it even cooler if you finished the pist with a cheapass seat, and really put it over the top by installing it all on a dirtass Walmart bike. You are all kinds of win, hero.
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    Quote Originally Posted by megalowmatt View Post
    ...not to mention a rack with a bag on it pretty much makes it useless.
    Exactly!
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    interesting.. never seen any, this is 1st notice.
    saw on linked site, one is modified to use in a Brompton ,

    I see a $15 Kalloy seatpost, (drilled out to fit the LEDs)
    that is now $75.. do you like Kalloy seatposts?

    at least their Brompton replacement , lets you keep
    the Brompton Pentaclip saddle clamp.

    I'd just really like to have someone's first-hand take on it
    have patience then.. it may take a long time before .. you first ..
    takes a chance on the purchase , then revues it, for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chaadster View Post
    Awesome! You should start a thread about your cheapo light/seatpost combo, dude. You could make it even cooler if you finished the pist with a cheapass seat, and really put it over the top by installing it all on a dirtass Walmart bike. You are all kinds of win, hero.

    Umm did I offend you somehow?? its just a run of the mill seatpost, nothing special or superior about it other than it has some leds in it.
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    How easily can you change the batteries? I'm all for new and cool gadgets (my garage is full of 'em) but they should improve my life, not make it more complicated...

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    Quote Originally Posted by catonec View Post
    Umm did I offend you somehow?? its just a run of the mill seatpost, nothing special or superior about it other than it has some leds in it.
    I'll tell you what, smartguy, why don't you go put some LEDs in a seatpost and lets us compare your work to this one, so we can really understand what you mean by special and superior.
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    whats up with the personal attacks? smartguy, hero? do you know me? why are you being such an aggressive jerk? this product is not for me. thats just my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catonec View Post
    whats up with the personal attacks? smartguy, hero? do you know me? why are you being such an aggressive jerk? this product is not for me. thats just my opinion.


    don't listen to that guy (he's on my ignore list.) he tried to describe the superiority of the Porsche 928 that alone should lead to a revocation of one's "man card."

    as far as the seatpost goes, it looks pretty lame, IHMO
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    Quote Originally Posted by catonec View Post
    whats up with the personal attacks? smartguy, hero? do you know me? why are you being such an aggressive jerk? this product is not for me. thats just my opinion.
    Yeah I don't get it either. You didn't say anything different than anybody else who didn't like the thing.

    His self-described "thread killer" is right. Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by catonec View Post
    whats up with the personal attacks? smartguy, hero? do you know me? why are you being such an aggressive jerk? this product is not for me. thats just my opinion.
    Sorry, I don't mean to attack you, but I do get irritated by people who have nothing more insightful to say other than that the cheapest solutions are the best simply by virtue of them being cheaper. And there's a lot of that around these forums these days.

    No appreciation of concept, no appreciation of design, no appreciation of style, no appreciation of execution, no appreciation of specific application, no appreciation for the process of problem solving. No vision, no thoughtfulness. It grates on me.

    You're right that I don't know, and forgive me if I've mischaracterized you, but based on what you've posted here, you seem to champion those attitudes, which are neither brave or heroic, nor smart or discerning.

    Had you simply said the post is not for you and left it at that, I would have thought "fine," and in fact, would have assumed you had a good reason for concluding that, like the folks upstream who complained of insufficient post extension from the frame, or those who worried about post racks and seat bags interfering with the lights. Writing off the post as "nothing special" because there is a cheaper solution to the question of how to put lights on a post TOTALLY misses the point.

    Anyway, that's why I'm being an aggressive jerk; it's not about you, per se, it's about attitudes in general and my inability to cope with them in a consistently constructive way. I'm sorry to have picked on you like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by acidfast7 View Post


    don't listen to that guy (he's on my ignore list.) he tried to describe the superiority of the Porsche 928 that alone should lead to a revocation of one's "man card."

    as far as the seatpost goes, it looks pretty lame, IHMO
    I should have expected you'd snipe from the treeline like a coward after you got your ass handed to you in that 928 discussion and disappeared from the thread.

    Of course, if you think you have a defensible counterargument, go back and post it up. Let's get it done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catonec View Post
    its pretty cool but I wouldnt buy it just because it has lights in it. You can get a cheapo light that attaches to any seatpost for < $5.
    I did say it was pretty cool, so I do appreciate new conceptual ideas and designs. But its not worth $70 because it has leds in it. by the way acidfast7 has you on his ignore list so he didnt get your challenge.
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