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Old 05-24-06, 02:07 PM   #1
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In praise of the Moots seatpost.

matthewandre: i just realized what i like about my seatpost
matthewandre: aesthetically
adamkell: ?
matthewandre: the clamp is a circle
matthewandre: and its about the same size as the the dustcap/BB area
matthewandre: two similar elements at either end of the seatpost/ seat tube
adamkell: ah, good eye
adamkell: that's nice symmetry
matthewandre: i agree
matthewandre: never thought of it that way
matthewandre: and design-wise, its pretty hard to go wrong with a circle
matthewandre: visually, structurally, etc
matthewandre: circles are strong
adamkell: are you really bored at work?
matthewandre: oh absolutely
matthewandre: i've already im'd the mr rogers vid to a buncha people
matthewandre: not sure what else to do
matthewandre: i might make a thread
matthewandre: i'm thinkin about it
matthewandre: the threshold, it is low
adamkell: quite
matthewandre: see: quicksilver
adamkell: but there are a lot of other bored people out there
matthewandre: agreed
matthewandre: sigh





It's kindof a ***** to switch saddles, but I've never had anything close to a problem with it. And this is also the guy I used on the tour a couple years back. Quality.
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Moots anything is the ****in best...
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Moots anything is the ****in best...
Unless Moots made a track bike, in which case if would be the ****ing worst.
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if they made a track bike i would be the first one to buy it
id have to take out a loan or something though
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Old 05-24-06, 02:35 PM   #5
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Unless Moots made a track bike, in which case if would be the ****ing worst.
track bikes are the worst period...SS MTB are the ****ing jam...
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For twice the cost of a Thomson it better do something.
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I imagine quite a bit of the cost is that the f'n thing is titanium. And I'm not going to argue that the Thomson isn't a better value-- my MTB and my tourer both have Thomsons.


But that's part of why I will inevitably drop good cash on bike treats... three years later I glance at this guy and I'm still learning and noticing things. So maybe that might be zerobug's "something".
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Moots' welds make me weak in the knees.
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my next bike...

http://www.moots.com/bicycle.php?ID=6
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So maybe that might be zerobug's "something".
I didn't mean to criticize, I'm definitely in the "spend too much on pretty bike things" category... just had a minute of sticker shock when I was looking at their site. I rode with a guy on a century that was on a Vamoots and it was some serious hotness. It had the whole stem/post/bottle holder treatment and had a serious industrial beauty thing going on.

Check their cross frame... there's some crazy **** going on with the seat stays.

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Christ, I honestly had no idea **** was that expensive.


Feel kinda like a jerk now, sheesh...




That cross frame is unreal.
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they make nice beater bikes...
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Seriously, that thing is coming off of the bike soon as I get an proper replacement.


--And going on the soon to be SS-MTB, to what I'm gathering will be to juvi-kyle's approval.
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Moots singlespeed 29er ... the thought of that actually made me tingle a little bit. And MY GOD that's the nicest selection of bikes I've seen on a site in months.
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Seriously, that thing is coming off of the bike soon as I get an proper replacement.


--And going on the soon to be SS-MTB, to what I'm gathering will be to juvi-kyle's approval.
SS MTBs are the ****ing jam...and my Uno is goin to be the SHAJAM!
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what about a Seven SS Sola Ti?



a steal at $7K (only 4K for steel)
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not a big Seven fan...but **** maybe I will go with a Matt Chester.
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Their factory dog is very friendly, too...
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Sevens are hot but they are notorious for shoving their geometry and bike positioning ideals down your throat... there are more than a few tales of new owners who didn't get what they were expecting.
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not a big Seven fan...but **** maybe I will go with a Matt Chester.
Chesty gone night night.
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Juvi's new Uno is not the shajam, that Mister Rogers video is the shajam. No disrespect.
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I have the same post (non setback as well), it's great--but yeah, it's a pain to change saddles, which I don't do often anyway

moots suggested I use acetone to take the decals off, it took the finish off as well but it looks better anyway
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this is all i want http://forums.mtbr.com/showpost.php?...0&postcount=35
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Juvi's new Uno is not the shajam, that Mister Rogers video is the shajam. No disrespect.
def not my uno...I would never apply the SF treatment to one of my bikes. It is a friends and I think it is the shajam...so piss off. No disrespect.

edit: wait you are talking about my new SS MTB, not the UNO I posted for a friend. But I still feel the same. No disrespect
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