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    sugino sp-k seatpost

    just curious if anyone has any information about this seatpost...









    i know it probably isn't anything special, i'm just curious, since a google search yielded little useful information and neither did a search on the forums (which usually turns up a wealth of info on any topic). not sure if the last photo is legible, but it is marked 27.2, Sugino, Japan

    i know this isn't necessarily specific to fg, but there are many people on this subforum who seem to know a lot about vintage stuff... depending on who knows what, i might repost in c&v... so can someone drop some knowledge for me???

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    I find no reason to have a "nice" seat post, aside from bling factor. Seriously, if it hold my saddle and fits in my seat tube, I'm happy with it.

    (And I don't know **** about that one, but it looks like it satisfies the above requirements.)
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    looks nice
    i like it

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    I have one of those. They were used on a lot of Fujis and other mid-level Japanese bikes back in the 1980's. It has a steel clamp so it is a little heavier than the ones with alloy clamps, but the fact that it has a 27.2 mm diameter indicates it probably came from a nice lightweight steel frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eddy m
    I have one of those. They were used on a lot of Fujis and other mid-level Japanese bikes back in the 1980's. It has a steel clamp so it is a little heavier than the ones with alloy clamps, but the fact that it has a 27.2 mm diameter indicates it probably came from a nice lightweight steel frame.
    thanks! i was curious about where they might have been found...

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    i have one of these in new cond that i saved from a new cannondale i purchased years ago, i dont want it anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by el twe
    I find no reason to have a "nice" seat post, aside from bling factor. Seriously, if it hold my saddle and fits in my seat tube, I'm happy with it.

    (And I don't know **** about that one, but it looks like it satisfies the above requirements.)
    Have you ever ridden a nice seatpost. They cost money for a reason. Either the weight or the way it works as a shock absorber. Because of modern tech in seatpost many people are able to ride the super hard super uncomfortable road racing saddles for more than 100 miles. Seatpost really do matter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by juvi-kyle
    Have you ever ridden a nice seatpost. They cost money for a reason. Either the weight or the way it works as a shock absorber. Because of modern tech in seatpost many people are able to ride the super hard super uncomfortable road racing saddles for more than 100 miles. Seatpost really do matter.
    i agree. thomsons are definately worth the scratch. i'm quite fond of my sugino mighty as well.

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