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    A guy who rides bikes Aaron_F's Avatar
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    Cracked Carbon Post :(

    I've been riding an LP Composites carbon seatpost for 7 1/2 years, and I guess it finally decided to give up the ghost. While adjusting its height after I mounted a new saddle on it yesterday, I noticed a couple cracks running up the back side of it. One is about 4 inches long, and the other is further up and about 3/4" long. The longer one is what really bothers me since I can feel how clean a crack it is as I run my fingernail against it.

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    When carbon cracks, it usually goes pretty quick after that, so I ordered a Thomson Elite last night. Any reason to buy new parts is a good reason, but especially when my wife also thinks its a good idea.

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    Thomson elite is a good choice.

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    yeah, um, doesn't carbon usually make heaver components and lighter frames? any thompson should be light and also some of the strongest crap you can buy.

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    A guy who rides bikes Aaron_F's Avatar
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    Yeah, my carbon post weighs 236 grams @ 350mm length, and the Thomson is listed as 223 grams @ 367mm. If my carbon post lasted as long as it did, the Thomson should last just about forever.

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    If it's weight you're after, the Thompson Masterpiece is touted as being lighter while keeping the strength. Since that was a fairly expensive weight loss, I went with the Elite, too. Reason? The stock post had so much set back, I couldn't get the seat adjusted quite right. I guess I just have non standard proportions, and have been paying for it ever since I started riding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Fagerlin View Post
    *Pic of Beat Up Thompson Post*
    Still ridable. Couldn't say that about a carbon post after whatever inflicted that damage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nermal View Post
    If it's weight you're after, the Thompson Masterpiece is touted as being lighter while keeping the strength. Since that was a fairly expensive weight loss, I went with the Elite, too. Reason? The stock post had so much set back, I couldn't get the seat adjusted quite right. I guess I just have non standard proportions, and have been paying for it ever since I started riding.
    There is no such brand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    There is no such brand.
    Thom-m-m-m-m-mmmson.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    Thom-m-m-m-m-mmmson.
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    Also: "Thomison"

    ^^ Heard that pronunciation last week

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron_F View Post
    I've been riding an LP Composites carbon seatpost for 7 1/2 years, and I guess it finally decided to give up the ghost. While adjusting its height after I mounted a new saddle on it yesterday, I noticed a couple cracks running up the back side of it. One is about 4 inches long, and the other is further up and about 3/4" long. The longer one is what really bothers me since I can feel how clean a crack it is as I run my fingernail against it.

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