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Old 12-03-13, 11:21 AM
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Phil_gretz
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Originally Posted by Looigi View Post
Interesting. The welds will support your weight over bumps on the road but get damaged by ~15 lb of static force hanging? Is it a directional thing or something? Pic?
There was a thread documenting this problem with Cardiff saddles, I think. I wasn't the only one to have experienced this. Maybe I can dig up a photo. The rail weld was just two spots as the tip rested in a square slot in the [crossing piece whose name I can't recall].

Truth in advertising, I had this saddle on my touring bike, and had the lifelong habit of lifting the bike (even while loaded) by the saddle. This would've been more like 45+ lbs as I swung the bike around. I no longer do that, instead lifting by the rear rack now.
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