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Old 07-17-16, 04:16 PM
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Seatpost/saddle connection???

Anyone ever seen this thingamajig? (The front was threaded for a missing nut-so I put that cap there. It was all loose without it.) Anyway something missing from the other end-there is a remenant of whitish plastic. I'm assuming it has something to do with tilt/but not so sure. Can anyone name it???
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Old 07-17-16, 08:15 PM
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It's not a part of the saddle- that looks like some sort of home made bag holder or something. I can't imagine any big company (with any sort of legal department) advocating drilling into a seatpost.
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Old 07-18-16, 06:18 AM
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Maybe it's to fine tune your saddle tilt?
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I see that it goes through a hole in the seat post, and passes between the bolts that set saddle tilt; but does that 1/4" wire actually attach to the saddle anywhere (like, at the back end, where the bit of broken plastic is?). At first I thought it attached to the cantle plate there, but now that I'm looking more carefully I don't see any sign of it. I don't think this thing has anything to do with the saddle at all; might be a home brew solution to hold a tail light or something. Not a brilliant idea, at any rate.
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Maybe the adjustment hardware in the seatpost failed, so this is to replace it.
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Dosen't attach to the saddle at all. Just goes between those adjuster bolts. Guess I'll sort out another seat mast (as I don't have the connector for a micro adjust sp. Do you really think the post is compromised? I'm 130 at my heaviest. Thought maybe one of the pro's had seen this before in the 70's. Funny thing is, it looks like it belongs there.
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Stayer bicycle use a very forward saddle position to allow the rider to get get into the slipstream of the leading vehicle. Consequently, the saddles could unexpectedly nose down and many stayers incorporated an adjustable tie rod between the saddle nose and top tube to prevent this. This looks like it would perform the same function with out the need to clamp to the top tube. In this case the saddle is not positioned very far forward, but it could serve to prevent a similar situation when shifting from a normal saddle position to a sitting on the saddle nose position, such as when one uses aero bar extensions. Just thinking out loud.
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WOW-never knew of this sport. Very interesting. The motorcycles are groovy too!
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Stayer bicycle use a very forward saddle position to allow the rider to get get into the slipstream of the leading vehicle. Consequently, the saddles could unexpectedly nose down and many stayers incorporated an adjustable tie rod between the saddle nose and top tube to prevent this. This looks like it would perform the same function with out the need to clamp to the top tube. In this case the saddle is not positioned very far forward, but it could serve to prevent a similar situation when shifting from a normal saddle position to a sitting on the saddle nose position, such as when one uses aero bar extensions. Just thinking out loud.
Wow-look at the size of that chainring! And the reversed fork, too. Looks like that thing is built to go 80mph+.
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