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Old 09-10-10, 01:44 PM   #1
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What's your saddlepost of choice?

Just curious, I'm riding on a Thomson Elite. What about you guys?
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Old 09-10-10, 01:45 PM   #2
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Cinelli Bianca Vai 31.6

I usually ride carbon for the bounce but there is not a lot of post sticking out on my current bike.
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Kalin cause the SE designers decided to take the short bus the day they designed my Lager. 26.2. Yeah thats useful.


If I had my choice it'd be a Supertype.
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Thomson Elite.
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Riding the Velo Orange seatpost but I dont like it so much.

I think I am going to buy a straight Thomson Elite
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Old 09-10-10, 02:23 PM   #8
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miche supertype cuz its purty
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Old 09-10-10, 02:33 PM   #9
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On my conversion I run a BMW QBUT53x Quad butted unobtanium post with carbon nanotube internal dampening.
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Deda ZERO100, Nitto 686, and 2 Kalloy cheapies...
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Velo Orange Grand Cru on both bikes. My wife's got a Nitto 626 on her Leader and I like that a lot too.
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stock steel seatpost
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I've got the Nitto Jaguar seatpost. It's money. I'm hoping to get a Thompson for the murdered out Super Pista that I hope to get soon.
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also have the velo orange seatpost. that isnt bad either.

i could be totally wrong but seatposts seem to be one of the more forgiving components in terms of quality.....meaning, getting a cheapo seatpost isn't as detrimental as getting a cheapo saddle or cheapo peddles or cheapo bottom bracket....same with headsets. once again i could be totally wrong.

i still rock a used miche supertype on my "pretty looking fixed gear street" bike lol....
does that make me a superficial jerk if i were to say i bought it for mostly the looks? (haha no need to answer that)
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There is a Thompson on three of my bikes, but a carbon FSA on the Tarmac that I find is quite comfy and super light, and the stock Tarmac carbon post is on the 'Dale.
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have a thomson elite setback. it's really light, but i don't really care, and i need something with more setback so i'm looking at the grand cru.

I also want a wound up seatpost something bad, so pissed i missed one on ebay that sold for like 40 dollars (btw if the guy that bought that sees this, i'll pay you some extra for it )
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Old 09-10-10, 03:59 PM   #18
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Just curious, I'm riding on a Thomson Elite. What about you guys?
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also have the velo orange seatpost. that isnt bad either.

i could be totally wrong but seatposts seem to be one of the more forgiving components in terms of quality.....meaning, getting a cheapo seatpost isn't as detrimental as getting a cheapo saddle or cheapo peddles or cheapo bottom bracket....same with headsets. once again i could be totally wrong.

i still rock a used miche supertype on my "pretty looking fixed gear street" bike lol....
does that make me a superficial jerk if i were to say i bought it for mostly the looks? (haha no need to answer that)
true, seatposts are generally more forgiving. but i've seen a few cracked supertypes and lets just say that's probably the last place i'd want a cracked, jagged piece of metal on a bike.
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eek! really? thats the first ive heard of cracked supertypes. good thing mine is on a bike i generally take it easy on....guess i should invest in some kevlar boxer briefs lol
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what's a good cheap seatpost? in 27.2 thanks.
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