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What is this weird seat post?

Old 02-17-19, 09:12 AM
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What is this weird seat post?

Its a Campy micro adjust knockoff. Can anyone make out the first word?
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Old 02-17-19, 09:20 AM
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The first word looks Greek or maybe Russian.
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Old 02-17-19, 09:32 AM
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Originally Posted by mkeller234
Its a Campy micro adjust knockoff. Can anyone make out the first word?
It's crπep (c r [the pi symbol] e p ) - or at least it looked enough like that to get a search result!
I put crπep into a popular Search Engine and I got a seatpost image and the second of a few Japanese language entries mentions: "crπep rider".

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Old 02-17-19, 09:42 AM
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Fujita Hupel Rider
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Old 02-17-19, 09:44 AM
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Wow what an odd component. Would like to hear the story behind the name.
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Old 02-17-19, 09:49 AM
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Looks kinda like it says "Crap Rider," so it's perfect for me!
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Old 02-17-19, 10:59 AM
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I think those came on Schwinn World Voyagers. Probably other high end 70's Japanese bikes too.
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Looks like Go deep rider. Lol
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I assume it was meant to be "Super" in Cyrillic, but "Hupel" is a lot cooler.
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Clones of the SR Royal/Custom models perhaps.
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Thanks for all the info guys! I assumed that it was added by the owner for the micro-adjust. Interesting to see that it was original equipment.
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I keep seeing "Creep Rider" when I read it.
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What I want to know is what kinda bike has a double top tube like that? It doesn't look like a standard mite, from that angle.
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If that's a Hupel Rider the post is very soft metal. My Fuji Pro came with one. Racing down from Smuggler's Notch, I hit a frost heave going 50+ and got tossed a couple of feet into the air by my derriere. Bike came down seemingly fine. Finished the race, then discovered the post was significant'y bent back. (The happy ending - I won a Zeus post.)

Edit: that soft metal might well account for some of the scarring on the OP's post.

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Originally Posted by Lascauxcaveman
What I want to know is what kinda bike has a double top tube like that? It doesn't look like a standard mite, from that angle.
I think I just took the photo from a weird angle, plus itís in one of those stands that sits under the bottom bracket.


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Originally Posted by 79pmooney
If that's a Hupel Rider the post is very soft metal. My Fuji Pro came with one. Racing down from Smuggler's Notch, I hit a frost heave going 50+ and got tossed a couple of feet into the air by my derriere. Bike came down seemingly fine. Finished the race, then discovered the post was significant'y bent back. (The happy ending - I won a Zeus post.)

Edit: that soft metal might well account for some of the scarring on the OP's post.

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That story might push me to look for a replacement, maybe SR or something similar. The post was buried into the seat tube pretty deep. I had to raise the saddle for my height. I thought I was going to ride it to work today, but we got an ice storm and I donít want to ride it in all of the slush.
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Bike came down seemingly fine. Finished the race, then discovered the post was significant'y bent back.

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I suppose it was better that it bent, instead of breaking off .......
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