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Old 07-12-07, 08:56 PM   #1
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aero seatposts on fixies???

i saw some guy on a fixie today with an aero carbon seatpost, like the ones on time trial or a sprinters bikes. whats the deal with that? not sure if i thought it looked cool or not.
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Old 07-12-07, 09:00 PM   #2
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I bet he liked it and decided to buy it. If not, I have no idea how it would have gotten on his bike.
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If it is used on a track it makes some sense. That said, half the stuff people put on fixed gear bicycles doesn't make a whole lot of sense. I can't see why seatposts should be any exception.
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whats the deal with that? .
maybe he already had one, or works at a bike shop and gets some deals. the U.S.E. aero post is a little spendy, but they look dope on the right bike.
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Maybe he was a time trialist or a sprinter out for a ride on his racing bike.
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not sure if i thought it looked cool or not.
Let me go ahead and decide if it looked cool or not for you: Maybe.
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whats the deal with that?
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hey speaking of what looks cool...got a question in regards to old school bmx saddles on track bikes. saw a few of the kashimax bmx saddles for sale on ebay and am considering getting one to put on my langster. will the rails fit my post? anyone have one on there bike and is it at all comfy?
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hey speaking of what looks cool...got a question in regards to old school bmx saddles on track bikes. saw a few of the kashimax bmx saddles for sale on ebay and am considering getting one to put on my langster. will the rails fit my post? anyone have one on there bike and is it at all comfy?
I bought a NOS Persons (a knockoff Kashimax, apparently from back in the day) and rode it for about 2 or 3 months. The number one problem with it is that it simply offers no vibration dampening. They're excellent for track cycling where you want the stiffest stuff possible (there are no bumps on the track), which is why you can buy NJS Kashimax saddles.

Anyways, the rails should be the right size. Just avoid ones made with an integral clamp designed for pipe-style seatposts!
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I bought a NOS Persons (a knockoff Kashimax, apparently from back in the day) and rode it for about 2 or 3 months. The number one problem with it is that it simply offers no vibration dampening. They're excellent for track cycling where you want the stiffest stuff possible (there are no bumps on the track), which is why you can buy NJS Kashimax saddles.
What track are you riding on? Even the newer, fancier tracks I've ridden like Major Taylor have some rough spots.
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i saw some guy on a fixie today with an aero carbon seatpost, like the ones on time trial or a sprinters bikes. whats the deal with that? not sure if i thought it looked cool or not.
Not rying to Hijack your thread, but...

I saw a guy with TT base bars w/clip ons( like one uses on a TT or Triathlon bike) spinning his brains out(fixed) down a 6.3 mile descent.

I've never seen that before, but I'm pretty sheltered when it comes to fixed-gear bikes. Is it common to run full TT bars on FG bikes?

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I do TT's fixed, so I sometimes have aerobars on there.
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Something sorta like this?
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It sounds like he was talking about something more like this:




I have one of those campy aero seatposts on my '86 road bike. If someone wants to give me another, I can pay about $10 for it, if that
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estratton ^ That is perfect.
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Not rying to Hijack your thread, but...

I saw a guy with TT base bars w/clip ons( like one uses on a TT or Triathlon bike) spinning his brains out(fixed) down a 6.3 mile descent.

I've never seen that before, but I'm pretty sheltered when it comes to fixed-gear bikes. Is it common to run full TT bars on FG bikes?
I run them on mine... but I'm SS and not FG.
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estratton ^ That is perfect.
That bike really is perfect. I want one..... bad.
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Chuck's has a few of these in stock, I believe. I think they look like sails.

Campy Aero; however, pure class.
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Hey guys, lets turn this into a "post your aero seatpost" thread

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edit: Disregard the crappy plastic clips please, its an old picture. That rear rim recently got cracked by a pothole on Meeting St. (Charleston) too.
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